SLSF ?? E7

Discussion in 'EA7' started by don, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. don

    don Guest

    SLSF 20?? E7

    I have no idea when or where this is or why. I think it may be Monett, and it's after President Hungerford abolished all decorative painting on the steam engines. I don't even know what the occasion is, but the scene is interesting. Lineup is 4-4-0 No. 183, 4-8-4 No. 4517 and E-7 No. 20??.

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  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Just ran across this gem again on the home page with the tiled images.

    I'd never noticed the ex-boxcar office just to the right of the pilot of #183. Looks like a good prototype example of recycling old rolling stock with a unique "bay" on it.

    Maybe this will help establish/confirm the location?

    Best Regards,
  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Don is correct; Monett is the location.
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Looks to me like there are two E7's in the pic. Probably one of the Meteor sets - 2001/2002/2004/2005. Never noticed that before.

  5. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    It is very definitely Monett. Those strings of lights hanging above the platform are what gave it away for me. That location looks somewhat different today, as the area has been "sanitized" by BN.

  6. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Supporter

    That 183 was sure a beaut and clean. Looked good even at its age (holds out some hope for those of us up in years:cool:). Great picture. Thanks for resurrecting it. Terry
  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    One thought as to the occasion of the photograph. The EA-7's arrived before the train sets, and one can imagine that the Frisco is teasing the public with a tour. On display is (at that time) the smallest and oldest steam locomotive, the newest and largest steam locomotive, and sadly the replacement for both of them, i.e., the most modern psgr locomotive on the property.

    Indeed, thanks Don, and Chris for letting this gem "rise to the surface" again.
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