Frisco (and related) advertising

Discussion in 'Download' started by FriscoCharlie, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    All of these are relevant.

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  2. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Are they ever! Thanks for posting these- great historical ads that we don't see anymore.
     
  3. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    Note that Frisco was the pioneer in tri-level auto racks.

    Rancho B
     
  4. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    The ads are a great look back. Some recall the center spread advertisement in Railway Age from a later era (late '60's to early '70's) that clearly showed Frisco GP-7's pulling a string of auto racks down a grade with very familiar rock-face scenery. The copy in the advertisement spoke glowingly of rail's ability to mass-produce transportation as "...this train of autos from Detroit..." was doing.

    There is a Fenton, Michigan between Livonia and Southfield, but that train and those cars did not come from there! Fenton, MO, not Fenton, MI!
     
  5. cthart

    cthart Member

    Where's that yard tower in the 3rd ad?

    Thanks & cheers,

    Colin
     
  6. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I would assume Tulsa.

    Charlie
     
  7. cthart

    cthart Member

    Does anyone have any more pictures of it?

    Thanks,

    Colin
     
  8. renapper

    renapper Passed away March 8, 2013

    Thank you very much. I can remember some of them from my childhood.
     
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Can anyone confirm the location of the photo of diesel crane 99053 in the Caterpillar ad? It looks like the North Springfield car shed to me. The "SP" reweigh stencil would seem to support this.

    I really like the Youngstown Steel "before and after" photos of the USRA double-sheathed boxcar rebuilds. Thanks for sharing all of these, Charlie.

    Best Regards,
     
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  10. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Excellent post, Charlie, Love the QA&P stuff.
     
  11. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I'll have a few more to post soon. I love the QA&P stuff too. That's why I am pursuing QA&P, NEO, and AT&N photos. I have a project in the works but I need photos of the Frisco shortline stuff.

    Charlie
     
  12. wpmoreland719

    wpmoreland719 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I don't think the Frisco was embellishing one bit in these advertisements, judging by how efficient it was until the merger. Thanks for posting these.

    Pat Moreland,
    Union Mo.
     
  13. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Here's a few more...
     

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  14. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Got a chuckle from the Quanah one - thanks
     
  15. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I love the Quanah stuff too.

    Charlie

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  16. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  18. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    Some of these vendors got a lot of milage over "standardized" ads, where they simply replaced photo insets and RR names. We have a pile of advertising copy identical to the PPG, P-S, etc ads only instead of FRISCO, they say "Seaboard" or "ACL or Atlantic Coast Line".

    Buck Dean
    ACL & SAL HS
     
  19. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Here are a few more treats.
     

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  20. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

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