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St Louis-San Francisco passenger trains remembered

By | May 8, 2022

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St. Louis-San Francisco passenger trains are part of Classic Trains‘ editors’ celebration of the Frisco all through May 2022.

a steam engine in a train yard
Meteor

Oklahoma City–St. Louis Meteor arriving St. Louis, 1940s.
Classic Trains coll.

a steam engine in a train yard
Chesapeake and Ohio
Meteor

St. Louis–Oklahoma City Meteor southwest of Tulsa, 1949.
Royce Craig

Chesapeake and Ohio
a steam engine pulling box cars
Will Rogers

St. Louis–Oklahoma City Will Rogers at Spencer, Okla., 1948.
Preston George

a steam engine pulling box cars
a diesel locomotive
E7 No. 2005

No. 2005 Winchester has the grilles and portholes of an E8, but it’s really an E7, as indicated by the louvers behind the cab door. For the sake of appearance, Frisco modified its E7As to look like its E8As.
Frisco

a diesel locomotive
a steam engine pulling passenger cars
 
a steam engine pulling passenger cars
a diesel locomotive pulling passenger cars
Meteor

Oklahoma City–St. Louis Meteor arriving St. Louis, 1948.
Paul Gibbs

a diesel locomotive pulling passenger cars
an observation car
Bluebonnet

St. Louis–Texas Bluebonnet departing St. Louis, 1940s.
R. J. Foster

an observation car
a steam engine crossing a bridge
Train No. 20

Kansas City–Springfield, Mo., local near Dodson, Mo., with Decapod 1621 substituting for usual 1000-series Pacific, March 22, 1949.
Don Smith

a steam engine crossing a bridge
a steam engine pulling passenger cars
Train No. 320

Fort Scott, Kans.–Joplin, Mo., local with coach from Kansas City on the Texas Flash at Pittsburgh, Kans., July 12, 1947.
Kenneth Casford

a steam engine pulling passenger cars
Passengers at a station loading a passenger train
Train No. 609

Tulsa, Okla.–Vernon, Tex., local at Hobert, Okla., April 1946.
Charles M. Mizell Jr.

Passengers at a station loading a passenger train
a steam engine pulling passenger cars
Twin Meteor

St. Louis–Oklahoma City Twin Meteor at Jones, Okla., March 1946.
Preston George

a steam engine pulling passenger cars
a passenger train crossing a bridge over a river
Sunnyland

Springfield, Mo.–Memphis Sunnyland south of Mammoth Spring, Ark., early 1950s.
J. M. Gray

a passenger train crossing a bridge over a river
a passenger train crossing a large bridge
Kansas City-Florida Special

Jacksonville–Kansas City Kansas City-Florida Special exiting Mississippi River bridge into Arkansas from Memphis, October 1950.
James G. La Vake

a passenger train crossing a large bridge
a train yard with a passenger train with the focus of the photo being the observation car
Texas Special

Observation car Joseph Pulitzer on rear of Texas Special at St. Louis, June 1949.
Classic Trains coll.

a train yard with a passenger train with the focus of the photo being the observation car
People standing on a corner watching a passing passenger train
Oklahoman

St. Louis–Kansas City Oklahoman at Springfield, Mo., on its last run, May 13, 1967.
Jerry Moore

People standing on a corner watching a passing passenger train
a passenger train passes a train watchtower
Firefly

Oklahoma City–Kansas City Firefly departing Tulsa, Sept. 19, 1951.
Charles T. Mahan Jr.

a passenger train passes a train watchtower
a passenger train
Texas Special

St. Louis–Texas Texas Special at Dallas, June 1952.
R. S. Plummer

a passenger train
a streamliner engine pulling passenger cars
Firefly

Oklahoma City–Kansas City Firefly departing Tulsa.
Frisco

a streamliner engine pulling passenger cars
People waiting for a passenger train at a train station
Kansas City-Florida Special

Jacksonville–Kansas City Kansas City-Florida Special (left) meeting Kansas City–Jacksonville Kansas City-Florida Special at Winfield, Ala., May 28, 1955.
J. P. Lamb Jr.

People waiting for a passenger train at a train station
a steam engine
 
a steam engine

Please enjoy this photo gallery of Frisco passenger trains selected from Kalmbach Media‘s David P. Morgan Library.

Since October 2019, Classic Trains’ editors have celebrated a different Fallen Flag, that is, a Class I railroad that has been felled by bankruptcy, merger, or outright take over — and whose name, logos, symbols, and colors are relegated to history.

All online Fallen Flags articles are available at Trains.com.

This photo gallery was originally published in November 2015.

One thought on “St Louis-San Francisco passenger trains remembered

  1. The caption for the Oklahoman’s last run should read “St. Louis-Oklahoma City,” not “Kansas City.” The Frisco had no St. Louis-Kansas City line.

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