U30B 837 (location unknown) on February 7, 1970 (V.J. Porreca). SCL 1414 is a GP35.
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U30B 837 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (date unknown).
In the background are several buildings of the Producers Co-Op Oil Mill. Further in the distance is downtown Oklahoma City with several high-rise buildings showing above the mill.
The train is on the Chickasha Subdivision of the Southwest Division. It is westbound, has just crossed the Oklahoma River, but is east of the Santa Fe Railroad underpass, and just beyond to the west the former Oklahoma City depot (joint with the Rock Island). Just to the east of the Oklahoma River is Frisco’s Oklahoma City Yard.
Based on the power consist and sunlight angle, this is most likely hotshot train QLA (Quanah, Los Angeles), due out of Oklahoma City at 11:30 AM. Shortly, it will be followed by train QSF (Quanah, San Francisco), due out of Oklahoma City at 1:55 PM.
From System Timetable Number 1, effective October 17, 1971, it is interesting to note how important these trains were on the Frisco. As scheduled second class trains, at Oklahoma City train QLA’s scheduled time in is 11:30 AM and out is also 11:30 AM. Keep it rolling. QSF has a scheduled time in of 1:50 PM and out of 1:55 PM. This at least gave one crew a chance to climb down and the other to climb on. The timetable also notes that, “Westward trains are superior to eastward trains of the same class.”
Special thanks to Mark Davidson.
U30B 837 and Caboose 1272 at Oklahoma City, OK (date unknown).
U30B 837 at Kansas City, Kansas in July 1978.
Union Pacific 2892 is a General Electric U30C, and Western Pacific 3512 in an EMD GP40.
U30B 837 at Kansas City, Missouri on July 11, 1974 (James Primm).
U30B 837 at Denver, Colorado on August 29, 1979 (J.E. Tuder).
GP38-2 462, U30B 837, U30B 861, B30-7 866 and U30B 853 at milepost 25.6 on the Rolla Sub as it crosses the Meramec River on August 31, 1980
Bridge 25.6 is 609 feet long and 70 feet high. The train is eastbound, and it’s just a couple of miles east of Eureka, Missouri. The area is more infamous for being near Times Beach. The Missouri Pacific bridge in the background.