Discussion in '1726-1735' started by roger, Jun 6, 2001.
SLSF 1727/BN 11701-
#1) BN 11701 Thayer, MO. 3/13/83
#2) BN 11701 So.Seattle, WA. 8/89
SLSF 1731 Thayer, MO. 12/26/79
SLSF 1731/BN 11705 Thayer, MO. 3/21/82
SLSF 1731/BN 11705 Seattle, WA. 7/85. Photo by Lloyd R. Taylor
SLSF 1734/BN 11709/C&G??
SLSF 1734/BN 11709/C&G ??
#1) BN 11709 Seattle, WA. 9/9/83
#2) C&G ?? Columbus, MS. 3/30/00
Slsf 1730/bn 11704 - 1984
SLSF 1730/BN 11704 Trinidad Loop, WA. 3/3/84. Photo by Brian Ambrose.
Slsf 1731/bn 11705 - 1984
SLSF 1731/BN 11705 Columbia River, WA. 7/21/84. Photo by Brian Ambrose.
Slsf 1729/bn 11703 - 1984
SLSF 1729/BN 11703 Seattle, WA. 8/18/84. Photo by Brian Ambrose.
Slsf 1731/ Bn 11705 - 1984
SLSF 1731/ BN 11705 Scenic, WA. 7/21/84. Photo by Brian Ambrose.
SLSF 1735/BN 11710
SLSF 1735/BN 11710-
#1) BN 11710 Seattle, WA. 10/10/82 Photo by Brian Ambrose
#2) BN 11710 Picher, OK. 5/17/97
BN caboose 11708, ex SLSF 1733, at Pensacola in April 1982.
Here's bay window caboose SL-SF 1726 dressed up as BN 11700 at the Lindenwood Yard in April 1984. Photograph by Rich Lawler.
What is with the bay window caboose with a cupola on it?
Many Cabooses went to Cardin Oklahoma to be scrapped after the Frisco was bought by the BN. Some one at Pitcher did that to the caboose after they got it from the scrapper. It was never on the Railroad like that. It is a fantasy piece so to speak.
Bob is correct in his assessment. The caboose sits (I believe it is still there after the tornado) in front of a tiny mining museum. I was never there when the museum was open, but did look in the end door windows of the caboose and it is a neat little museum in itself. If I remember correctly, there are several mounted photos on the walls showing them moving it into that location. The cupola was cut off another caboose with a torch and slid down on top of the bay window one. No hole was cut into the roof of the bay window one to access it. It would make a great model to enter into a "fantasy" category at a train meet with a photo of the "prototype" sitting next to it!
On my way home from the MP/SLSF convention in Joplin
today, I stopped by 5 Mile Camp in Quapaw OK and took some pics of SLSF 1735 / BN 11710. Glad to see the add on copula has been lifted off. Also glad to see it being restored and looking good, even if it is green and yellow. Would be great to see it orange and white. This caboose has the distinction of being the last caboose ever built by the Frisco.
Paul, this is a great find! I would love to work with you to produce drawings of this caboose, if that's something you'd be able to do and be interested in. Any chance you'll be acquiring this caboose for yourself?
Ryan, I would be happy to help you with the drawings. This caboose is about 2 hours from Tulsa and I will be back in the area in about 3 weeks. I found this caboose a few weeks ago after digging up info on the internet and locating the camp on Google Earth. I called the camp and inquired about buying it but they said it was not for sale.
Check your PM inbox, Paul.
Thanks for the info and the help. I'm excited to get started!
Hi Ryan, I replied to the email but I'm not sure if it went through. Let me know if you got it. Paul
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