Mis-lettered SLSF #2020 Big Red

Discussion in 'E8A' started by klrwhizkid, Nov 1, 2020.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    From Richard Crabtree on Frisco Rails Across Missouri:
    You had one job - one job - remember the name of the company you work for. Here we see Frisco No. 2020 Big Red, EMD E8A Built in 1950, not Friso. They at least the spelled Big Red right. I wonder if the guy in the paint shop was let go?

    Karl Brand:
    They also messed up Big Red.

    Frisco #2020 Friso Big Red EMD E8A.jpg
     
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    What is interesting is this photo from the Frisco Archive: http://frisco.org/mainline/wp-conte...d-Missouri-in-April-1966-Stanley-McCarthy.jpg that shows the messed up Big Red, but the railroad name is good. Looking at the image in post #1, it looks like someone painted the panel just behind the ladder to get rid of the O and completed the C to make an O. Then it was fixed in the archive photo. Note the replacement number boards in the archive photo as well.

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