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GP7 570 and Caboose 1104

GP7 570 and Caboose 1104 at Tulsa, OK (date unknown)
GP7 570 and Caboose 1104

GP7 570, GP7 611 and Caboose 1104 at Tulsa, OK (date unknown).

The location is Tulsa with the caboose hop headed east with the Arkansas River bridge just ahead after rounding a curve to the right. The highway bridge in the background is I-244 between the river and 17th St. When I enlarged the photo, I can see the Citgo headquarters building above the rear of the cab and the 4th National Bank building between the trees just behind the cupola.

Special thanks to Terry Jankowski and Karl Brand.

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GP7 570

GP7 570 (date and location unknown)
GP7 570

GP7 570 at Tulsa, Oklahoma (date unknown).

The second unit is suspected to be GP7 611. The caboose is SLSF 1104. It is an ex-Santa Fe car in one of the Frisco’s local service caboose series.

The train is headed railroad east (geographically north/northeast at this point) having just departed Cherokee Yard. It is east of the Arkansas Valley and Western Junction where the Perry Subdivision connects with the Cherokee Subdivision. Soon the consist will be crossing the Arkansas River and passing by the downtown area.

The photograph was taken from the west side of the grade crossing at West 17th Street. The dirt mound beyond the telegraph pole line is the grading work for what will soon be I-244.

The view is looking to the southeast.

Special thanks to Mark Davidson.

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GP7 570 and GP35s 708, 718 and 702

GP7 570 and GP35s 708, 718 and 702 (location unknown) in October 1965
GP7 570 and GP35s 708, 718 and 702

GP7 570 and GP35s 708, 718 and 702 at Springfield, Missouri in October 1965.

This is at the east end of the Springfield Kansas Avenue Yard. The locomotives are sitting on the diesel pocket track east of the Springfield Diesel Shop (out of image to the right).

The track in front of (below) the locomotives is the lead track to the West Shops area, Benwood Yard and Clinton Subdivision (The High Line). The tracks behind the locomotives include east end diesel shop access, engine service tracks facility and yard leads.

Near the horizon line, above the locomotives, from left to right are the following significant or signature items:

  • Springfield Stockyards (above the first three locomotives).
  • Frisco’s Research and Testing Laboratory (above the cabs of the third and fourth locomotives).
  • Frisco’s Cafe’ and Crew Dormitory Rest Facility (above rear of fourth locomotive).
  • Frisco’s Springfield Kansas Avenue Yard and Terminal Superintendent’s Offices (between fourth and fifth locomotives).
  • Frisco’s locomotive service tracks fixed sand towers (above fifth locomotive).

This shot was taken before the construction of the movable sand gantry, covered service tracks building and overpass bridge for Kansas Avenue. It is also before the “tower” was added to the northeast corner of the yard office building.

The photograph was taken from very near the intersection of West Chase Street and North Newton Avenue and the view is looking southwest.

Special thanks to Mark Davidson.

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