New guy who loves The FRISCO!:)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ship It on the FRISCO!, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Hi Fellas, I'm a 47 yr old who grew up along the L&N in the Appalachians of Kentucky. I'm a great fan of The FRISCO, including its cool "billboard"-style slogan rolling stock of the 60's & 70's ilk that I saw a lot when growing up. We had a heavily trafficked L&N single track right behind my back yard (a train ever 90 mins or less); and we had 2 seldom-used branchline tracks buried in the dirt / the grass, up to the tops of their rails, which crossed our driveway (how Appalachian white trash/ lucky railfan is THAT?!). — One of my fondest memories is that after thinking the front yard tracks were no longer used, I came home from school one day on the bus to see the giant words, "Ship It on the FRISCO!", on a beautiful boxcar, along with similar hoppers, parked right in my own front yard! They had left a gap for our driveway. The cars sat there for days before being gone one afternoon as mysteriously as they had arrived.
    — PS. My name is D.W. Newman, and I now live in Hollywood, Los Angeles and am currently producing a lavish animated cartoon TV series about Appalachian country boys (set in 1978), who are railfans, and the adventures they have. You can count on the fact that my team will be depicting lots of FRISCO freight car a action.
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Welcome aboard! We're glad you found us. Sounds like interesting work that you do.
  3. Thanks Charlie!
  4. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Welcome to our Nightmare. lol
    I lived in Burbank in 1983-84. We may have been in the same neighborhood.

  5. Hi Joe. I live in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, near Griffith Park. You probably had the "Travel Town"-visiting advantage over me, as Travel Town is closer to the Burbank side of massive Griffith Park. :)
  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Yes, I remember Travel Town, we went there several times. A lot of great stuff. Sadly no Frisco though. Our apartment was on Grismer Ave. just north of San Fernando Blvd. We stayed there until my wife was 8 months pregnant and then moved to Lancaster. Finally moved back to Oklahoma in 1985. Tell us more about your animated film and how Frisco is portrayed.


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