Engine 1503 archive photo

Discussion in '1500 Class Mountains' started by TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020), Aug 7, 2018.

  1. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Just an observation: Engine 1503, near the end of its days, was stripped of its streamlining trim and converted from an oil burner to coal fuel. In tonight's archive photo (dated 1949) shows 1503 (as a coal burner) pulling in to Tulsa with a passenger train! If you're modeling a 1500, you might not have to bother with an oil burning tender, maybe just a PRR style pilot. If your model is a factory coal burner, 1503 might be an option??

    Tom G.
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  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The interlocking tower, which protects the SLSF-ATSF-MV-MKT crossings, can be seen in the background. I wonder if this might be Train Number 3 and not 117 as stated.
  3. paul slavens

    paul slavens Member

    Karl, do you know of any drawings or blueprints of the Tulsa interlocking tower? Or good photos? thanks
  4. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

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