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Thread: SLSF 1281-1292

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    Default Re: SLSF 1281-1292

    Quote Originally Posted by FriscoGeorge View Post
    Hi folks,
    Could anybody tell me why the Frisco and the BN covered up the windows on the cabooses with steel plates? Seems like a waste of money to me since they eventually went with the "end-of-train indicator" and done away with the caboose. Was this a transition phase from caboose to indicators?
    George
    For those modeling the appropriate era, it's a pretty easy detail to model (welded or riveted window covers) that really helps to establish the "time" element.

    Based on the photographic evidence, I'm not sure the Friso ever started plating over their caboose windows prior to the merger. Thus, the Frisco modeler would probably only add this detail to orange/white cabeese that have been renumbered and relettered for the BN (ugh).

    Best Regards,
    Chris Abernathy
    Columbia, MO
    (Modeling the Frisco's Northern Division - Kansas City Terminal in HO-Scale c. 1943)

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    Ash Grove Missouri sold SLSF 1288 today and it will move to Tulsa to be restored in its as delivered brown "ship it on the Frisco" paint scheme. It will be displayed with 1232 from Seneca Mo in caboose red paint, and also with 1249 from Leon Kansas in the red and white paint. I intend to restore 1288 and put it back on live rail, it already has roller bearing trucks and the caboose is in great condition. Click image for larger version. 

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    Congrats on you third caboose purchase. Good luck on the move and restoration of this car.
    It will be nice to see an active Frisco caboose one day.
    Ship it on the Frisco!!!


    Murphy Jenkins

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    Sure are a lot of 'beese in this thread. LOL...
    Manny
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    San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad (1884-1925)
    San Antonio, Fredericksburg & Northern Railway (1913-1917)
    "Reflecting the Frisco influence in the railroads of the Texas Hill Country"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAFN SAAP View Post
    Sure are a lot of 'beese in this thread. LOL...
    It could be because this is a caboose sub-forum.
    Keith Robinson
    KC, MO North
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    Ship It on the Frisco!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klrwhizkid View Post
    It could be because this is a caboose sub-forum.
    LOL...Nothing like a lil Solvaset fumes to make you goofy.
    Manny
    YesteRRails L.L.C., Owner/Operator
    San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railroad (1884-1925)
    San Antonio, Fredericksburg & Northern Railway (1913-1917)
    "Reflecting the Frisco influence in the railroads of the Texas Hill Country"

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    Thanks Murphy, looking forward to 1288 its in the best physical condition of the 3 and therefore the best candidate to return to the rails, it does not have the glamorous passenger trucks like the earlier models but it does have high speed caboose trucks with roller bearings which are required for mainline operation today. 1288 does have the distinction of never being painted in BN clolors, it was orange and white when retired in 86.
    Today we worked on 1232 at Seneca getting it ready to move. Crane and trucks will be there tomorrow Feb 6 to load it and move it to Coweta Ok where it will sit overnight and then move into Tulsa on Friday morning.

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    Missouri's loss is Indian Territory's gain! Congratulations and thanks for your efforts to preserve these.
    Steve M
    "hanging out on the Bentonvile Branch"

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