Will the real SLSF 1186 please stand up?

Discussion in '1100-1199' started by Rick Morgan, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Rick Morgan

    Rick Morgan Member

    Two Frisco cabooses numbered 1186: the smaller one is, obviously, a former NEO car and was shot at St Louis on 28 Nov 1974; the side-door was photographed at Pensacola in August 1978. Any clarification on their lives would be appreciated.


    Rick Morgan
     

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  2. billkarisch

    billkarisch Member

    SIDE-DOOR CABOOSE 1186 PHOTOGRAPHED IN PENSACOLA, IS PRESENTLY ON THE SANDSPRINGS RAILROAD, NEAR TULSA. IT HAS BEEN BURNED OUT BY TRANSIENTS, BUT I AM TRYING TO BUY IT FOR RESTRATION. I WOULD APPRICIATE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN AND WHERE IT WAS BUILT. THE EXTERIOR BRACING IS REMARKABLY SIMILAR TO EARLY OUTSIDE BRACED FRISCO CABOOSES, WITHOUT COUPALAS...COULD THEY HAVE BEEN REBUILT?
     
  3. billkarisch

    billkarisch Member

    CONTINUE MY PREVIOUS POST, NOTE THE PICTURE OF FRISCO CABOOSE 952, LISTED UNDER CABOOSES IN THE FRISCO LINES MENU. THE BRACING IS JUST TOO SIMILAR TO BE A COINCIDENCE.
     
  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Bill -
    Alas, no drawings that I can find in the Frisco Library here. I'm not sure of build dates, either. Good luck with the restoration project. We'll be eager to hear how it turns out.

    Maybe someone has drawings of these hacks. That might include builder company and date. Since these could be used to haul passengers on trains as indicated in the ETT...maybe it would qualify as a passenger car posting. :) A stretch, I reckon.

    Rick's original message not only had me wistfully thinking of watching "To Tell the Truth" but also has me flumoxxed.

    Roger Taylor's list of 1100-1195 series dispositions
    (http://www.frisco.org/vb/showpost.php?p=9590&postcount=1)

    shows #1186 as a "wood/outside-brached w/side door" (renumbered BN 11523). I would presume that it was the real 1186 as of the merger. The obvious patch job on the ex-NEO caboose where the "86" proves to be intriguing as well.
     
  5. billkarisch

    billkarisch Member

    COULD THE FRISCO HAVE REPLACED THE "WOOD" IN SOME OFTHE OUTSIDE FRAMED CABOOSES WITH METAL? MAYBE THAT'S WHY 1186 WAS REFERED TO AS A WOOD CABOOSE IN RICK TAYLOR'S LIST.
     

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