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