ST.LOUIS-SAN FRANCISCO RAILWAY COMPANY
ST. LOUIS, MO

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE NMRA WEB SITE LINKS
Connects with L&N,SOUTHERN & ICG at Memphis, Tenn.
Connects with L&N,SOUTHERN & ICG at Mobile, Al.

PAINT MIXES

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.
MS=Microscale Decals
C=Custom made on Alps Printer

**DIESEL PICTURES**

SL-SF EMD "E" UNITS

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)

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John Kirk. 
S.A. McCall