Frisco in Minnesota

Discussion in 'Boxcars' started by U-3-b, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Supporter

    No, I did not mean that the Frisco ran to Minnesota, I meant this.

    I didn't know that the Minnesota Transportation Museum had not one but two painted Frisco boxcars. I guess if it had not been raining when I was there I would have explored more outside.

    Its a good reason to go back.


  2. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    I didn't know that, either. I'll have to go look.
  3. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    Couldn't help but look up the website to the museum and low and behold they have five 40' Frisco boxcars in various states of restoration. Probably the largest concentration of Frisco 40' footers anywhere. Glad to see there are a few surviving examples in such good shape considering how many the railroad had at one time. Wish they where a little closer to the Frisco home land so they could be admired! It would have been nice if a couple of the roads older wood sheathed cars had survived. Seems like I might recall seeing one still in existence out in Enid on a photo website, but I have never been able to find it again.

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  4. bootheel

    bootheel Member

    If you look in the photo there is a 3rd Frisco boxcar in front on the BN boxcar.
  5. mark

    mark Member

  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Neat pics.

    This car is not far from the recently released HO Accurail #7203, wood door, metal end, o/b box. The Accurail frame is wrong (fish belly), the color is wrong (not red oxide), and it's numbered SLSF 34328. But otherwise, close.

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