Frisco Fast Freight Art Print

Discussion in 'Manufacturers and Vendors' started by friscomike, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Howdy folks,

    I just saw John Winfield's latest Frisco painting, called Frisco Fast Freight. John gave us permission to use That Frisco Flare on the new FRISCo_Org website. the new painting/art print is of a pair of SD45's on a superelvated curve with a load. I loved it so much, that I purchased one at the show. Check out John's website at

  2. HWB

    HWB Supporter

    I didn't see the print on the website.
  3. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    I don't see it either, maybe mike could scan it on here for us? Unless that would cause copyright trouble........... :confused:
  4. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    I had the pleasure of dinner with the Winfields last night, at least at the same table. I believe they have a website where prints can be ordered, which would mean images without issues. He also has the prints with the Meteor engines available. Some beautiful work.
    The painting was commissioned by a gentleman in Oklahoma City, IIRC. Would he happen to be a website member? If so, thanks for helping get another Frisco image into circulation.
    If you have a really favorite Frisco image, you might want to think getting rights and commissioning a Winfield. He is recognized enough that it should hold its value. GP15's on the Frog Bayou bridge-hmmm--something to put on the wall and contemplate while wrapped up in a Mandarin robe on a chilly night.
  5. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    Hey Steve

    Out of curiosity what does a commissioned painting cost these days? More than a brass engine??

    Brad Slone
  6. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

  7. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    Just looking and didn't see the one of the Meteor engines. Must be out of stock except for a couple they carry to shows.
    About pricing, I thnk the complexity and maybe size would be factors. Do you have a good picture or do you want a montage like some of the images? Locos would take a lot more time than trees. They are really nice folks and would be happy to answer any questions.
  8. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Howdy folks,

    The print wasn't on the website or order form, and I spoke with John about it Yesterday. He is going to get it updated right away and apologized. John is a wonderful guy and I think the holidays slowed him down a bit.

    I don't have permission to scan it and post it here, so can't do that. His website will have it soon. The print Frisco Flare is out of print in the large sizes, but he is printing the smaller ones now. Just give their shop a call and they can probably print them up for you.

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  9. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

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

    Tom Stolte at Oddballs decals has the FFF decal and also The Meteor Decals, also FTC and others, I klnow because a made the art work for him.
  10. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    I was at a show today and snagged one of these myself. It is a beautiful print.

    I had forgotten about seeing it mentioned here until I got home.

  11. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    The man does very nice work.

    But ..... SD24's?

  12. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter


    They sure look like sd45s in my print.

  13. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    John's website incorrectly identifies the locomotives as SD-24 "Cadillacs".

    I got a copy for Christmas from a very dear friend. It was signed and numbered (#6 of 750). It is awaiting a deep discount framing special in April at JoAnn's.
  14. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    That would be a miss-print on the website then. On the print itself, it says SD-45 "Cadillacs".

  15. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Paul - Yes, they obviously are Frisco SD45's, and they look real good.

    My point was that the caption on the web site gallery for the picture id's them as SD24's.

  16. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    Indeed, they are SD45s and I would love to be able to see a trio of them delivering a coal train entering the old Santa Fe East Dallas Yard full throttle upgrade from the Trinity River Bottoms from Irving under a big fat Texas full moon working again! I had to swap cabooses, removing the Frisco and tacking on a KCS since the train was destined for the Texas & Northern´s interchange in East Texas for Lone Star Steel.

    Santa Fe´s East Dallas Yard was a joint agency for the Frisco and KCS. The ATSF´s Paris Local would also leave town with Frisco interchange traffic for Paris as well.

    All gone now. DART has replaced ATSF´s yard and only memories remain. Dallas, like so many cities around the US and Canada, and probably Mexico too, just do not provide the excitement for me to railfan anymore. I understand the younger generation doesn´t fully comprehend what us oldtimers miss but I see more clearly now how the first generation of railfans must have felt when diesels started to invade their domain and replace steam.

    BN contra Frisco is another story altogether and may not deserve to be posted at It is still a bittersweet story that the younger generation accepts even if they don´t quite understand the rest of us who grew up with the Frisco we all still love and show it by supporting this site.

    Joe Toth
    The Trinity River Bottoms Boomer
  17. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    Where is "Frisco Flair" displayed on the website?

    Thanks, Tom
  18. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Tom, they haven't updated their site, but you can write and ask them about Frisco Flair. ~mike
  19. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    I have the print. I thought you meant it was displayed here someplace (On the website).


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