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FA-1 5217

FA-1 5217at Bridge Junction, MP C481.4 (date unknown)
FA-1 5217

FA-1 5217 at Bridge Junction, MP C481.4 (date unknown).

This image depicts a northbound freight at Bridge Junction, MP C481.4, as it prepares to cross the A&MRyB&T (Rock Island, Iron Mountain, and Cotton Belt) crossing. In the background, the double track and a signal bridge of the A&MRyB&T can be seen. One can also see the A&MRyB&T pole line as it gains height to pass over the Frisco’s Memphis Sub. The interchange can be seen in the foreground. The Harahan and the Frisco bridges are visible in the hazy background on the right.
The photo’s low angle does not give a good view of 5217’s roof line, which would help determine if the 5217 has received an EMD prime mover.

Special thanks to Karl Brand.

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FA-1m 5217 and F7B 5135

FA1 5217 (date and location unknown)
FA-1m 5217 and F7B 5135

FA-1m 5217 and F7B 5135 lead three other units leaving Oklahoma City East Yard going over the North Canadian river in December 1960.

FA-1m 5217 has been repowered by EMD. Note the two exhaust stacks on the roof and EMD builder’s plate above the Alco builder’s plate to the left of the cab handrails.

F7B 5135 is followed by an unidentified number F3B and two F3A units.

This view is looking down river to the northeast. The train is westbound on the Chickasha Subdivision. The overhead bridge in the distance is South Lincoln Avenue. It spans the North Canadian River and the extreme west end of the Frisco’s East Yard.

Special thanks to Mark Davidson.

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