SLSF #81187, 3-Bay Covered Hopper

Discussion in 'Hopper Cars' started by Tom Stebly, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Tom Stebly

    Tom Stebly Member

    Here is a Frisco 3 bay PS covered hopper that I photographed last month in the UP yard in North Enid. There are several of these former Frisco cars in a pool that services the Oxbow Calcining (formerly Great Lakes Carbon) plant in Kremlin. They are generally in good shape with little graffiti and original reporting marks. Enjoy...

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    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Thanks, Tom. I've never quite figured out why the reweigh data would be painted in, along with what appears to be a repainted number, but with the original reporting marks. No complaints, though.

    Best Regards,
  3. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Nice find, Tom!

    I noticed the hopper has a July 1977 build date in the second photo. It's in pretty good shape for a 39 year old.

    Please post more photos of any other Frisco cars that you find in Enid.

  4. Tom Stebly

    Tom Stebly Member

    Thanks guys - I apologize for the late reply - it has been busy around here.

    Yardmaster - I actually caught the other side of this car the other day and the weight data is original to the car. I am guessing it was graffitied or there was some other damage in the patched areas. I will try to upload the other pics later when I get a chance.

    Joe - I would be more than happy to add other ex Frisco equipment if I see it pass through town. I caught a BN boxcar about two years ago with the coonskin rusting through the green paint - I will see if I can find those pics and post them up as well.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2017

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