SLSF FRISCO: Ex-Frisco GP in Muscatine, IA

The Rocket Jan 7, 2024

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  1. The Rocket

    The Rocket Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Recently KCS GP-40-2 ser 786186-23 road #2971 showed up in the Muscatine, Iowa Resized_Resized_20231222_115309.jpeg switch yard. It is ex-Frisco #772
     
  2. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

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    An SLSF engine in KCS colors in Iowa.

    Imagine the face of the railfan who just zapped in from 1950 in a time machine to see what the Rock Island was up to these days...
     
  3. The Rocket

    The Rocket Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    With the rail merger, the number of trains going through town will go from 4 trains a day, to 22 trains a day, over the next 3 years. It has already doubled.
     
  4. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    That will be a big help for railfanning :) Neat rainy day picture
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nice catch. I actually enjoy seeing rainy day scenes!
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If this unit is part of CPKC, then it's possible these are ex-MILW rails. Can you imagine trying to explain the progression of not only this unit's life, but also all the various rail company ownerships, right here in this spot, since the fifties?
     
  7. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Rainy or snowy shots are neat because I imagine the crew sitting nice and cozy in the locomotive.

    Doug
     
  8. mmi16

    mmi16 TrainBoard Member

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    Until the train stops, cause unknown, and the Conductor starts walking the ENTIRE train.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Or the cab heat does not work properly, if at all.
     
  10. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Nothing feels as good as those old side wall heaters, when you get back in the cab after a few hours of freezing your azz doing trainmans stuff.
    I used to tell my conductor, I turned up his side wall heater for him.
    Usually followed with some not so flattering comments about some of my family.
     

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