Pulpwood flat 555776

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  1. Rick Morgan

    Rick Morgan Member

    Frisco pulpwood flat 555776 near Atmore AL in April 1982, headed to the large paper mill at Cantonment, FL

    Rick Morgan

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  2. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Over 100 pulpwood flats (or woodracks) went to the Kiamichi Railroad when it started operations 20 years ago on the ex-Frisco A&A Sub and Paris & Antlers Branches. In the mid-90s, they were converted by the railroad to handle logs instead of 5-foot pulpwood loads by the addition of large side stakes. Most are still in service, used in log-hauling from a woodyard south of Antlers to the G-P paper mill in Ashdown, AR.

    In HO and N scale, Walthers came out with a GSC bulkhead flat that can be bashed into a reasonable-looking model of a Frisco pulpwood flatcar.
  3. Midmo1

    Midmo1 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Hi guys
    just did an Atheran 50' "standard" flatcar....want to paint it BC red
    and letter it for FRISCO...Anyone have the No. series for 50'
    gen purpose flatcars??
  4. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    General Purpose Flat Car

    Nicholas John Molo's Frisco/Katy Color Guide to Freight Equipmnet pictures a 53' 6" IL general purpose flat car numbered 2152 on page 85. The series was numbered 2100-2199.
  5. Midmo1

    Midmo1 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: General Purpose Flat Car

    I found a photo on the net somewhere....had a flatcar (50')
    with a load on it...No 95701...so I lettered it in that series
    the load was a 44t locomotive..but I will take note of your

  6. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Flat cars

    A reproduction of January, 1953 edition of The Official Railway Equipment Register lists the exterior length of series 95300-95799 flatcars as 42' 11". You may want to take a closer look at that picture.
  7. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    In the 1970s US Hobbies imported brass pulpwood cars in both HO and O scale and in recent years Atlas released diecast/plastic cars also in HO and O scale. Atlas offered the Frisco roadname in both scales.

    Do the US Hobbies and Atlas cars represent the Frisco close enough to place them in service on a layout?

    What part(s) of the system did Frisco pulpwood hauling take place?

    Joe Toth

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