Meteor Observation/Diner

Discussion in 'Streamlined Cars' started by TAG1014, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    When I logged on a while ago, amongst the random pictures that popped up was of one of the Meteor's streamlinine observation cars captioned as being shot at Birmingham?? Does anyone know why that car (which was always a staple of the St. Louis-Oklahoma route) was identified as being at Birmingham? My opinion: Is that the picture was actually mis-captioned and it's really not Birmingham but somewhere in Missouri or Oklahoma. Any ideas?

    Thanks, Tom G.

    PS: That picture is also in the Frisco Archives (today, 2nd from the top).
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017
  2. gna

    gna Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Did you see Mark Davidson's reply on the archive? He says Oklahoma City...
     
  3. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I hadn't seen that post, thanks. I suspected someplace in Oklahoma.

    Tom G.
     
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    She needs a good trip through the wash rack!
    When were the two Meteor diner/observation cars square-ended?
    K
     
  5. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Ken the cars were remodeled 2-60 (1551) and 11-60 (1550).

    Tom G.
     
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Darn! I arrived in Rolla to attend MSM in late August, 1960. If I would have been smart enough to catch #9 at the Rolla depot right after, I could have seen 1550 as a boat tail. I never did see either one of them in that configuration.
    K
     
  7. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    There was a steakhouse restaurant here in Springfield that was decorated in railroad kitch and one of the pieces was one of the original lighted Meteor tailsigns!!! The place went out of business after a couple of years and I think that when the place closed the sign could have been had pretty cheap. That was about 1962 or so. Wish I'd thought to inquire. Wonder who might have the piece now??

    Tom G.
     
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