SLSF Freshly-painted Northern on display in Oklahoma

Discussion in 'Fallen Flags' started by friscobob, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Recently Frisco 4-8-4 4500 was moved from its temporary storage spot at the Sunoco refinery in Tulsa, OK and placed on display along old US 66 in far southwestern Tulsa. The locomotive, restored & repainted in the blue & white livery and Meteor lettering it wore in its glory days, was moved by the Tulsa-Sapulpa Union Ry. to a new display site, and slowly backed across the highway to its new home. It joins a TSU passenger car and a Frisco caboose.

    Here's a pic of the 4500 a week after it was moved:

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    The bell, headlight and numberboard had not had the protective wrapping (good ol' plastic garbage bags) removed, and the panel track used to move the locomotive had yet to be removed.

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    A side view

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    Side view of the tender (yes, it's prototypical.....).
     
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  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

    WOW!!!! :eek:mg: She's a beauty!!
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Administrator Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Argh. That's too nice to just be a static display.

    Boxcab E50
     

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