Caboose SLSF 703

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  1. mark

    mark Member

    Please see the following links for a views of Frisco caboose SLSF 703.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasco/1384306094/sizes/l/ (3/1996)

    http://cencalrails.railfan.net/slsf703Stacey.jpg

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilseskogen/3075677253/sizes/l/

    The caboose is one of the angled side wood cupola with small end windows cars. The caboose is missing the underbody brake rigging, appliances and couplers. The paint scheme has been modified from its original appearance. Originally the window frames were painted the color of the car body, not white, and the truck friction bearing journal box covers were black. This is one of at least 2 cabooses that ended up preserved a long way from Frisco home rails.

    The caboose is located to the northwest outside of Taos, NM. It is near the Taos Regional Airport along US Highway 64. To date I have been unable to locate a more specific street address for this location.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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  2. Frisco2008

    Frisco2008 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Here it is in June of 2002, and a map to its location. It IS #703 despite the label on the map. Call it a senior moment.

    Glenn, in Tulsa

    P.S. Pictures taken on our honeymoon trip!
     

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  3. mark

    mark Member

    Glenn,

    Thank you for the information.

    From your post I have been able to zero in more closely the the caboose address. From the intersection of Paso Del Pueble Norte (a/k/a New Mexico Highway 522) turn west on US Highway 64 for approximately 2,100 feet. The car sits in front of a private residence, near a residential trailer park, on a slight rise on the north side of the highway.

    Using GoogleMaps.com a close address for the caboose is 2494 U.S. Highway 64. Please see http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sou...i6dpXnwbWJJZxpMKRTIclA&cbp=11,346.65,,0,-5.39

    Again special thanks to Glenn for helping us more specifically locate this preserved piece of our Frisco history.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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  4. mark

    mark Member

    Please see an earlier view of caboose SLSF 703.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaeljy/3671878799/sizes/o/in/set-72157619793116747/

    At the time the caboose was part of a private collection near Pittsburg, KS. Unfortunately the photograph is not dated.

    Fortunately, a more tradditional individual saved the caboose. It has been relocated to Taos, NM and repainted it into a more appropriate paint scheme as seen in the photograph dated 6/2002 posted by Glenn.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  5. mark

    mark Member

  6. DSC_0798.JPG DSC_0797.JPG Shot these views Monday, September 3, 2012 outside of Taos, NM.
     
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks for the update, Ron.
     

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