Connects with L&N,SOUTHERN & ICG at Memphis, Tenn.
Connects with L&N,SOUTHERN & ICG at Mobile, Al.
ST. LOUIS-SAN FRANCISCO Red & Gold Red-SP daylight red 414186 Gold-use decals decals-MS #87-455(E units) ST. LOUIS-SAN FRANCISCO Red & Yellow Red-SP daylight red # 414186 Yellow-Reefer yellow #414122 add 1 capful reefer white #414110. decals MS #87-85(cab units) ST. LOUIS SAN FRANCISCO Red & White Red-Caboose red #414128 White-Reefer White #414110 decals-MS #87-115(hoods & Cabs)
All color mixes are based on PollyScale Acrylics paint numbers.
All bottle sizes are 1 fluid ounce size.
Capful refers to the cap on the bottle.
HK=Herald King decals for reference only these are no longer available.
C=Custom made on Alps Printer
Frisco E units The St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) owned a total of twenty-three Electro-Motive Division E7A and E8A passenger locomotives. Six E7As were acquired in March 1947 to haul new lightweight trains such as the joint SLSF-MKT Texas Special. In fact, all were delivered in a paint scheme to match the train: fluted stainless steel sides with an overall red body, with a yellow nose portion, generally following the MKT passenger scheme. Units 2000 and 2003 were designated for Texas Special service, and the units wore "Texas Special" script lettering between the first and second air intakes, plus Frisco and MKT heralds on the flank of the nose, below the numberboards. The remaining four only carried the Frisco emblem, with no carbody lettering. The arrival of the seventeen E8s begining in Feburary 1950 brought about a major change in the appearance of the E7 fleet. The E8's were delivered in a predominately red scheme, with gold striping. New paint was not the only change in store for the E7s....management was so impressed by the clean lines of the E8s that in May 1950, a program was begun to cosmetically alter the E7s to the appearance of an E8. Also, with the arrival of the E8s, a Frisco tradition was begun:the naming of units after famous racehorses. All twenty-three units were eventually named, the E8s as delivered, and the E7s as they were shopped for rebuild. The end of the E8s came in the 1960s as Frisco passenger service went into decline. As Frisco sought to drop remaining service, many of the units were out of work, with no prospects for service. In October 1965, three E7s and four E8s were sold to L&N, and the remaining three E7s were traded in to EMD the following year. The remaining thirteen (!) E8s were traded in to Electro-Motive in 1968, with the exception of SLSF 2016, which went in 1967. Number Name Type Date Built B/N Disposition Notes 2000 Fair Play E7A 3/1947 3921 Sold 10/65 to L&N as L&N 782 1 2001 Ranger E7A 3/1947 3917 Traded in 1/66 to EMD 2002 Comanche E7A 3/1947 3919 Sold 10/65 to L&N as L&N 783 2 2003 Steel Dust E7A 3/1947 3922 Traded in 1/66 to EMD 2004 Dan Patch E7A 3/1947 3918 Sold 10/65 to L&N as L&N 784 3 2005 Winchester E7A 3/1947 3920 Traded in 1/66 to EMD 2006 Traveller E8A 2/1950 10172 Traded in 10/68 to EMD 2007 Whirlaway E8A 2/1950 10173 Sold 10/65 to L&N as L&N 787 4 2008 Messenger E8A 2/1950 10174 Traded in 2/68 to EMD 2009 Jet Pilot E8A 2/1950 10175 Sold 10/65 to L&N as L&N 785 5 2010 Count Fleet E8A 2/1950 10176 Traded in 10/68 to EMD 2011 Gallant Fox E8A 2/1950 10177 Traded in 2/68 to EMD 2012 Flying Ebony E8A 2/1950 10178 Traded in 10/68 to EMD 2013 Sea Biscuit E8A 2/1950 10179 Traded in 2/68 to EMD 2014 Truxton E8A 2/1950 10180 Sold 10/65 to L&N as L&N 788 6 2015 Twenty Grand E8A 2/1950 10181 Sold 10/65 to L&N as L&N 786 7 2016 Citation E8A 5/1950 10451 Traded in 2/67 to EMD 2017 Pensive E8A 5/1950 10452 Traded in 10/68 to EMD 2018 Ponder E8A 5/1950 10528 Traded in 2/68 to EMD 2019 Cavalcade E8A 6/1950 10529 Traded in 10/68 to EMD 2020 Big Red E8A 7/1950 11965 Traded in 10/68 to EMD 2021 Gallahadion E8A 7/1950 11966 Traded in 10/68 to EMD 2022 Middleground/Champion(E8A)7/50 11967 Traded in 10/68 to EMD 8 Notes: 1-3 dispostion have yet to be determined. (Presumed scrapped by L&N.) 4. L&N 787 was sold to Amtrak in 5/71, and renumbered to ATK 226. 5. L&N 785 was traded to EMD in 9/72. 6. L&N 788 was sold to Amtrak in 5/71, and renumbered to ATK 227. 7. L&N 786 was traded to EMD in 9/72. 8. SLSF 2022 left La Grande with the name Middleground, but the unit was wrecked in 1952, and the name Champion was applied when it was rebuilt. General Notes: ATK.......Amtrak B/N.......Builder's Number EMD.......Electro Motive Division of General Motors L&N.......Louisville & Nashville SLSF......St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Back to Stillwater Station John Kirk.