Question: GP-35?

Discussion in 'GP35' started by TAG1014, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    How many GP-35's had the Alco trucks? What numbers? (See #730 in the Frisco Archive photo)

    Thanks, Tom G.
     
  2. meteor910

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

    Tom -

    The third SLSF order for EMD GP35's, SLSF 725 thru SLSF 731, rode on "Alco" type trucks received from FA/FB trade-ins. The very last Frisco GP35, SLSF 732, rode on EMD Blomberg trucks as did all the earlier units. I guess they ran out of trade-in trucks!

    Ken
     
  3. magistrate

    magistrate Member

    Hi All,

    How many of the GP 35s were delivered in the Black and Yellow? I would like to build a couple of the ones with Alco trucks but I do not care for the O & W color scheme.

    Robert
     
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  4. meteor910

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

    Sorry Robert. Only the first Frisco GP35 order, SLSF 700-SLSF 716, came from EMD in the black & yellow livery. They were delivered in March and April of 1964. All the remaining GP35's, SLSF 717-SLSF 732 came in the new orange & white scheme, including all the units that rode on Alco trucks..

    The first order group were also the only Frisco GP35's that carried their air tanks up on top of the hood (i.e. "torpedo tubes") and carried the larger 3000 gallon fuel tanks. The larger tanks are what forced the air tanks up top.

    Ken
     
  5. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I had the same idea Robert, a black and yellow GP-35 on FA trucks would be neat. A "Torpedo Tube" GP-35 with Alco trucks would be even cooler. You could still do it, it's "model" railroading after all...

    Tom G.

    PS: One thing I recall about the Geep 35's, was that their air horns were really loud. A real sharp blast. I used to roll up my car window when one was leading a train by a crossing.
     
  6. meteor910

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

    I rather liked the fact that the torpedo boat GP35's were black and yellow. Their rather spartan paint decor enhanced their "Darth Vader" look.

    Ken
     

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