SLSF 2010 eBay

Discussion in 'E8A' started by meteor910, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    There is an interesting slide (or pic) of SLSF 2010, E8 Count Fleet posted on eBay: see #250593487312. I don't know the lister.

    This "Racehorse" E8 is in all Dulux Gold trim, but the spark arrestors are gone (or not yet mounted). The side skirts are gone. The silver trucks are filthy, yet the unit looks fairly good otherwise. It is carrying a Nathan 5-chime horn with three forward, two to the rear (??? !), not the usual all-five forward Leslie.

    And, note how low the horse name is below the window - must have been a short guy doing the DuLux repaint job! I hadn't noticed that before on 2010 - when in its original gold/white striped livery, the Count Fleet name was in the correct position just below the window.

    Still looks nice - wish we could still see them.

  2. HWB

    HWB Supporter

    When I first looked at the slide I thought the trucks had been painted. 2001 looks to be in better condition
  3. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    Ken--The cover photo on "Frisco Southwest" also shows 2010's name painted lower than usual. I never noticed that until you called it to attention.

  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Tom - You are correct. I checked several other pics I have of the "count" (E8 SLSF 2010 Count Fleet) and note that in gold/white outline decor, the horse name was up close to the window like it was supposed to be. However, all the pics I have of it in Dulux gold stripes & lettering show the horse name being much lower as we are talking about - on both sides!

    Most of the pics show the normal Leslie horn arrangement, though. The Leslie must have gone bad and they had a spare Nathan 3F2R in the shop, so they put it on. For the rest of its time then, I guess the "count" didn't sound so melodious!


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