Frisco Caboose 1416

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  1. bootheel

    bootheel Member

    I am looking for information on the whereabouts of Frisco caboose 1416. I know it made it to the merger. I was looking to see if it survived or is it in Caboose Heaven:) . I 'm also looking for pictures of any Frisco Activity around the Caruthersville area. I am working a history of the Frisco for our town's 150th anniversary. Anything is appreciated.
  2. bootheel

    bootheel Member

    Re: Frisco Cabooses

    Well I like this website. If I would have researched a little more I would have found what I was looking for. I found according to the Library caboose 1416 alive and well in Purdy Mo. Still trying to gather data and possible Frisco items for a 150th birthday display here.
  3. Re: Frisco Cabooses

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    I'm in awe here, but if you'll go to this link and scan down a little ways on the page, you can see her still in action July 7th, '77 on the line between Hayti and C'ville.

    I shot those pix from my in-laws front porch there in Hayti. I'd only been working for the Frisco a little over a yr then.

    Sorry I cain't give you any more up to date info though.

    Sincerely: Bob Tribble
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  4. mark

    mark Member

    Caboose SLSF 1416

    Please see the following links for photographs of Frisco caboose SLSF 1416. (right side, 12/27/2007) (right side, 12/27/2007) (left side and A end, 12/27/2007) (left side, 1/30/2000)

    This is one of the Frisco built extended or wide vision cabooses intended for local service. The car was constructed in the West Car Shops in Springfield, MO during 9/1975. The car was constructed with a main car body from former Pullman Standard PS-1 boxcar, SLSF 18469.

    The car's side sills hint at the car's former freight car origins. This car has retained its original windows. They have been covered with metal screens to help reduce vandalism problems. The car car sits in the open so it is readily accessible for field measurements and photographs.

    Fortunately the car has retained much of its original caboose red paint and lettering. The reporting marks, car number, "Ship it on the Frisco" slogan and coonskin herald clearly show. The car number has weathered to be truncated at the first 2 digits only.

    The caboose is located in southwestern Missouri, 7.6 miles south of Monett. The car sits near the center of town in a city park. This is 0.25 miles east of Missouri Highway 37. It is 3 blocks east of the Frisco's main line tracks of the Ft. Smith Subdivision. It sits on the southeast corner of Missouri Highway C and S. 3rd St. This is just north of the Purdy High School.

    The location address is 101 S. 3rd St., Purdy, MO 65734.

    Please see,156.62,,0,5.

    Hope this helps.


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