The Frisco’s 1927 Annual Report notes that operating conditions during 1927 were the most unfavorable in many years. “Excessive rainfall over most of the territory traversed by the Company’s lines resulted in unprecedented floods, particularly in the Mississippi Valley, during the spring, and on the Central and River Divisions during December. The cost of repairing the resulting direct damage to the property of the Company exceeded $500,000.” That is nearly $6.9mm in current dollars. The report continues to note the inestimable revenue lost from service interruption, crop destruction, and the interruption of agricultural activities for an entire season. The Annual Report is silent with regard to the specifics of the damage, i.e., it does not report the bridge-feet that were washed-out or the number of track-miles that were inundated or washed-out. I thought that might be possible to make some inferences based on the track maintenance values reported by the Annual Report. Not so. During 1926, the Frisco renewed 42,295’ of trestle, and it dumped 675,980 yds^3 of ballast. During the flood year of 1927, these values dropped to 36,620’ and 316,700 yds^3. That’s surprising to me., because I would have expected a significant increase in these numbers. During 1927, my Grandfather Brand was the Assistant Division Engineer on the River Division, and he took these pictures of a River Division bridge being re-driven. The location is not recorded, but an examination of the B&B Record offers several possibilities of bridges that were driven during 1927, i.e., T-44.7, T-52.8, T-103.4, T113.0, or T-157.8. My Grandfather’s distant cousin William Brooke was the River Division B&B foreman, and the Frisco Employee Magazines note that he and my grandfather made motorcar inspection trips together, so that it is possible that the both are in the boat while observing the bridge renewal. My dad said that he was required to call Mr Brooke Uncle Billy.