Frisco 4500 in Route 66 Village at 3700 SW Blvd. Tulsa

Discussion in 'General' started by Frisco1157, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Frisco1157

    Frisco1157 Member

    She was inserted 6-5-2011 along with ex-NHRR, PRR, TSURR, Murray Hill (1929 Pullman) and ex-Frisco 1157 (LTCL) Caboose. Ex-Weyerhauser Lumber & Coal Co oil tanker inserted on 7-11-11. Yes, the NHRR occasionally shared the Murray Hill with the PRR. I was surprised to learn that, but I have it on (what I can only accept as) good authority. In any event I have been working as a volunteer for two and a half years on this project and would thoroughly welcome someone besides people who are 'all hat & no cattle." I guess I'm one of a very exclusive group of people who are willing to get their hands dirty. OK, so be it. There are hundreds of members of forums etc. and in this vast sea of knowledge and experience there are virtually none who step up to the train. :(
  2. Frisco1157

    Frisco1157 Member

    Calling all cars !!! I'm on a quest. I'm trying to locate the builders plates for the Frisco 4500 which was 'parted out' about 2003. If anyone has a clue, please email me @
  3. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Here's a picture of the 4500 I took last Saturday, while the convention was going on in Springfield.

    It's good to know there are at least two well-preserved 4500s still around.
  4. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    That is a real beauty!
  5. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    What is that screwy looking box over the bell?
  6. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Unless it's there to pretect the bell from elements or theft, I have no clue.
  7. Frisco1157

    Frisco1157 Member

    Yes. Sadly enough, you are correct. I wish it was not so. If you think it is screwy, your impressions are not unfounded. Here is the basis and perhaps a good justification for the fear of theft. Recent headlines in Tulsa centered around the theft of copper wiring/cabling/feed lines from a PSO substation in Tulsa which left several hundred customers without power. I believe the thieves were caught and I hope, prosecuted. What kind of warped mind or, worse yet, desperate individuals are motivated to perpetrate this kind of crime? I would not be surprised if it were someone without employment trying to obtain money by whatever means necessary to feed his family. What a sad state of affairs.
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  8. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Supporter

    The 4500 is beautiful and the work of the volunteers is much appreciated. Also, there are the unemployed as well as folks otherwise down on their luck who need to scrape by to feed their families but DON'T steal...

  9. Frisco1157

    Frisco1157 Member

    It's late June 2015 and I haven't worked on the 4500 and consist for almost a year. Progress is painfully slow and things were promised from people that have not materialized. So, what's new? Still I have dreams. Wouldn't it be great if the caboose were finished and the Village could sell hot dogs, soft drinks, shakes and coffee from it. If anyone knows anyone who might like to give that a try, appear at a weekly meeting any Wednesday at Ollies Station on SW Blvd at 7 am and inquire. Wouldn't it be great if someone had the vision and the money to put Oklahoma on the map with the Oklahoma State Railroad with the 4500 at the head end. Anyone know anyone in the legislature? If anyone would like to help the project manager with current work efforts, make one of the aforementioned meetings. I can dream, can't I?
  10. HWB

    HWB Supporter

    I was lucky enough to be in Tulsa when the move was made. I probably posted elsewhere on the forum but just in case
  11. HWB

    HWB Supporter

    and another

  12. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    4500 on Christmas night, 2015. Looks great. John Kirk photo. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.jpg

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