Frisco 1157 Caboose - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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N 36° 06.519 W 096° 00.976
14S E 768584 N 4000122
The Route 66 Village - Features a St.Louis – San Francisco, (Frisco) Railway Caboose number 1157 & a Locomotive, that helped Oklahoma become the Oil Capitol of the World. Located alongside the Mother Road in Red Fork, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Waymark Code: WMRBBP
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 06/03/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Route 66 Historical Village, a major Mother Road attraction, showing transportation that helped Oklahoma become the Oil Capitol of the World. The Village started with North Americas tallest Oil Derrick, then Frisco 4500 Meteor a landmark steam engine that once moved passengers and freight through Tulsa, Tulsa Pullman Coach, St. Louis–San Francisco Railway rolling stock including a Frisco Caboose 1157, and a large Route 66 Shield.

From the Frisco Website:
"This Frisco built, all steel former Howe truss boxcar conversions, with center cupola, with side door and 13' baggage compartment cars from the SLSF 156-158 series. Constructed during late 1953 and early 1954 in their shops in Springfield, MO.
This was the 1st caboose to carry this number. It became the SLSF 1157 (1st) in 1968 when the railroad added 1000 to its caboose numbers when a new computer tracking system was installed. The other two cars in the series were also renumbered SLSF 1156 and SLSF 1158." Text Source: (visit link)

Route 66 Station: Gateway to the Magic Empire:
"Located along historic Southwest Boulevard in Tulsa, the Route 66 Historical Village is an open air museum with fully restored remnants from the city's early days. Visitors driving along Route 66 or I-244 can't miss this fun attraction, which seeks to educate and inspire others to learn the history of Tulsa's oil, refining and transportation industries. Grab your camera and make a pit stop at the Route 66 Historical Village to see a restored Frisco 4500 Steam Engine, passenger car, caboose and oil derrick. The oil derrick stands 194 feet high and is the historic site of the first oil strike on June 25, 1901 that make Tulsa the "Oil Capital of the World." Text Source: (visit link) & (visit link)

North America's Tallest Derrick:
The Centennial Derrick, built by a local steel contractor and constructed by Oklahoma craftsmen and funded by the Oklahoma Centennial Commission in celebration of Oklahoma’s Centennial Celebration in 2007. This centrepiece of the Village, rises 154 feet high, making it North America’s tallest derrick." Adapted from: (visit link)

Frisco 4500 Steam Engine.
Our Frisco 4500 was a landmark steam engine that once moved passengers and freight through Tulsa. In 2003, the City of Tulsa published in the Tulsa World an article requesting bids on a used piece of equipment. Members of the Townwest Sertoma Club took on the project to restore the engine to exhibit condition. Six years later the Frisco 4500 was returned to West Tulsa. Its final destination is the Route 66 Village."
Text adapted from: (visit link)

Location Address:
3770 SW Blvd. (Route 66) Tulsa, OK 74107 USA.
Current Use:
Museum Exhibit / Roadside Attraction

Type Of Caboose: Cupola, "Standard"

Visit Instructions:
Please visit the location of the caboose, brake van, or guard van, provide visit details through photo or narrative.
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