Caboose SLSF 1144

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  1. mark

    mark Member

    Please see the following links to views of Frisco caboose SLSF 1144.

    http://www.friscoheritage.org/about/frisco-caboose-1144/

    http://www.friscoheritage.org/about/frisco-caboose-1144/caboose-relocation-restoration-preservation/

    http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=449119 (7/6/2006)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/photo-graphic-leigh/3429265653/sizes/l/ (end door detail)

    This is a vertical side steel cupola caboose. When constructed in 1946 this was considered a main line caboose. After the arrival of the all steel extended vision cabooses in 1957, this and similar cabooses in the class were demoted to local service cabooses. This caboose was built in the the Frisco's shops.

    The caboose was renumbered in 1968 when new computer systems were introduced on the railroad. The caboose was retired, donated to the city and moved into a city park in 1976 as part of the nation's Bicentennial celebration. The car had served as an office and museum for the local Chamber of Commerce. The caboose was moved from its former location in Centennial Park.

    It was relocated to the city's Heritage Village in 2006. The caboose exterior has been restored. It sits behind a former Lake Superior & Ishpeming (LS&I) 2-8-0 "Consolidation" type locomotive, number 19, on a short piece of track near the entrance to the historic site. This is just west of the Frisco's main line of the Fort Worth Subdivision. It is part of the historic displays for the Frisco Heritage Museum. Please see http://www.friscomuseum.com.

    The caboose location address is 6455 Page Street, Frisco, Texas.

    Please see http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...noid=ZFiGOL1uxz6hLOeKTWVlQA&cbp=12,60.96,,0,5.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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