This is my favorite Frisco steam negative. When I bought the negative, I didn't realize the rarity of the photograph until after it was scanned. Frisco Pacific, 1006, Brooks class of 1904 with train 309, The Kansas Limited, calls on Neodesha, KS on a summer day during August 1929. The Kansas Limited carried a 16-section Pullman between St Louis and Joplin, and it provided coach or chair car service between St Louis and Wichita; between Wichita and Ellsworth, trains 309/310 were handled by a Bull Moose. Food service was provided with meal stops at Joplin and Wichita. At this time, Pullman service between St Louis and Wichita was handled by trains 7/307 and trains 310/10. Train 309, when on time arrived at Neodesha at 9:55 AM, and the train lingered there for 5 minutes to exchange passengers, mail and express, and engine crews. It appears that the departing engineer is oiling around and inspecting his charge before departing for Wichita. The inbound crew and the outbound fireman appear to be exchanging pleasantries such as the locomotive’s performance, local gossip, the results of yesterday's Cardinals' game, or perhaps the ever rising stock market, which peaked on September 3rd. Given the 5 minute sojourn at Neodesha, no one looks to be in any kind of hurry. Times are still good, and someone has a new 1929 Chevy sedan parked by the depot. While looking through the FM and FEM digital collection for information about the 1006, I found one brief item. On Mar 7, 1927, the 1006 on train 306, while in control of Engineer E. N. Walker and Fireman Oscar Hall between Wichita and Neodesha and in control of Engineer J. P. Dwyer and Fireman C. F. Linthcum set a fuel performance record. During the run from Wichita to Monett, the 1006 consumed 9 tons of coal, while making 31 stops. That is an average of 10.1 lbs of coal per passenger car-mile. It's very possible that Messrs. Walker, Hall, Dwyer, and Linthcum are in this image. It doesn't stretch the imagination too far to believe that we see E. N. Walker oiling the 1006, while Hall, Dwyer, and Linthcum chat on the platform. In this view, the appearance of 1006 is much changed from it as-delivered appearance. As-built, the 10 locomotives of this class had canted steam chest, which was typical of Alco products of that era; the engine was equipped with piston valves actuated by Stephenson valve gear. The pilot truck wheels and trailer wheels were spoked. The "split" counterweights, arched cab windows, and a boxy-looking, high mounted, carbon-arc head lamp rounded-out the as-delivered appearance. For early views of this class, see page xii and page 125 in Collias's Frisco Power. After several trips through the West Shops, the 1006 received a new steam chest and Walschaert valve gear. The locomotive received a Pyle headlamp, which was placed at the center of the smokebox front, the cab received the "full-window" treatment, the firebox was lengthened from 6' 4-9/16" to 7' 2-1/8", the pilot wheels were replaced with solid-centered wheels, and the main driver was replaced. Other locomotives of this class received a second New York air compressor, and some received the "man-hole cover", solid-centered trailer wheels; the 1007 was converted to oil. The entire class was retired between 1946 and 1947; the 1006 was retired 30-DEC-1947. In spite of the physical changes applied to the 1006, the most notable feature shown in this photo is the "extra" striping applied to 1006's tender. I call it the "Deluxe Doric Livery". This is only the second time that I've seen the Deluxe Doric Livery applied to a locomotive. See Don Wirth's image of the 1502 at St Louis http://www.frisco.org/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=2772&d=1143033744 Seeing the extra touches added to a 1500 may not be a surprise, but finding a “Little Ten-Hundred” with the additional stripes was a pleasant surprise. I have searched the digital FM's and FEM's for articles that might discuss the first application of the gold striping to passenger locomotives. Surely, a new paint scheme would warrant an article in the Frisco's house organ, but thus far, I have not found one. It seems that this version of the Doric scheme was short-lived; perhaps the economic realities of the depression killed the Deluxe Doric scheme, or perhaps it was too difficult to apply. Even without the additional striping, Frisco passenger locomotives received a livery that was second to none. Anyone know more?