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These photographs were a gift from Joe Collias to Rich Lawler in the late 1990s. He considered these “rejects” from his collection. Mr. Collias chronicled the late steam era through his photographs, and authored many books featuring railroads of the Midwest. His book Frisco Power, Locomotives and Trains of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, 1903-1953 is the definitive work about Frisco steam engines.