SD45 921 at Birmingham, Alabama on May 28, 1972 (W.S. Folsom).
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GP40-2 3045 (Frisco 755) at St. Louis, Missouri in June 1981 (Ken McElreath).
Wooden Caboose 612 at Springfield, Missouri in February 1954 (Don Swanson).
Wooden Caboose 100 at Springfield, Missouri on August 6, 1961 (Arthur B. Johnson).
E8A 2012 (Flying Ebony) at Monett, Mo, May 10, 1965 (Al Chione).
Location is Monett, Missouri.
Train is The Meteor performing very early morning station work at Monett, MP 282.0. At the date and time of the photograph Time Tables Number 45, effective Sunday, August 9, 1964 at 12:01 AM Central Standard Time are in use.
The Eastward train, Number 10, is scheduled to arrive at 12:10 AM. It has traveled over the Cherokee Subdivision of the Southwestern Division from Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is scheduled to depart for Springfield, Missouri on the Springfield Subdivision of the Eastern Division at 12:30 AM.
Number 10 and its counterpart train Number 9 have a timetable scheduled meet 8.2 miles to the east at Vernona, Missouri, MP 273.7, at 12:50 AM. Unless otherwise directed by signal indication, this is centralized traffic control (CTC) territory, or Train Order, train Number 10 will hold the main track and Number 9 will take the siding. As noted in the timetable “Eastward trains are superior to westward trains of the same class.”
The Westward train, Number 9, is scheduled to arrive at Monett at 1:20 AM. It will travel over the Springfield Subdivision of the Eastern Division from Springfield. It is scheduled to depart for Tulsa on the Cherokee Subdivision of the Southwestern Division at 1:35 AM.
In this time period daylight trains Number 3 and Number 4, The Will Rogers, also served this station. The scheduled times for Westward train Number 3 were 4:10 PM / 4:20 PM (arrival / departure). The scheduled times for Eastward train Number 4 were 1:35 PM / 1:50 PM.
Within a few months both trains would be discontinued. Time Table Number 46, Effective Saturday, September 18, 1965, eliminated both trains. They were be replaced with trains Number 1 and Number 2 (second use of these train numbers), The Oklahoman. In just over 20 months the Oklahoman also would be discontinued, ending east / west passenger service on the Frisco, with Time Table Number 47, Effective Sunday May 28, 1967.
Photograph is also noted as being from the collection of Joe Hughes.
Date of the image is May 10, 1965.
Special thanks to Mark Davidson
Coil Car 69052 at St. Louis, Missouri in August 1983 (Ken McElreath).
U25B 813 (location unknown) in January 1988 (Richard Wallin).
Boxcar 20067 on the Penn Central at Dayton, Ohio in 1971 (Ken McElreath).
SD40-2 951 at Tulsa, Oklahoma in July 1980.
This image was taken at the south end of the Mechanical Department’s service tracks area at Cherokee Yard. Also identified in this photograph behind the subject locomotive is U25B 826. Above the cab of 826 are light stands at the fuel and sanding tracks. The curving track in the foreground is the south leg of the locomotive turning wye west of the diesel shop.
Above the front pilot of the locomotive, in the distance across the Arkansas River, on the right is the apartment building University Club Tower. Built in 1966, at 32 stories with a height of 377 feet it is the tallest residential building in the city. It is topped with a distinctive tower antenna with three-point upswept base. The circular tower structure was the first major building in the United States to be designed using a computer. It is located at 1722 South Carson Avenue.
To the left further to the northeast is the Liberty Tower Condominiums. It has 24 floors, is 254 feet tall and was built in 1965. Its address is 1502 South Boulder Avenue.
The view is looking northeast.
Special thanks to Mark Davidson.