A Moment of Silence

Discussion in 'Passenger Operations' started by HWB, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. HWB

    HWB FRISCO.org Supporter

    I read somewhere else that on this day in 1965 the Meteor made its final run.

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  2. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    So did a lot of other trains (Sunnyland, KC-Florida Special, Will Rogers). When the dust settled, we were left with the Southland and the Oklahoman, period.

    GS
     
  3. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    9/18/1965 was a sad day indeed for passenger travel on the Frisco. I just recently received a Chaffee "Signal" weekly newspaper from this era that has front page coverage of the last "Sunnyland" to arrive in and depart from Chaffee on the River Division. I'll try to scan it, but it did note that extra coaches had been added to that day's consist.
     
  4. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Frisco.org Supporter

  5. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Whatever this link is (a newspaper article, I guess), I get a malware warning from Google Chrome.

    GS
     
  6. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I got a warning also.

    Tom G.
     
  7. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    Frisco sadly pulled out of the Dallas/Ft. Worth passenger market rather early. Cotton Belt followed suit in the mid-50s. One by one, railroads in the D/FW metroplex dropped their trains as well. At 40 and counting, Amtrak continues to prove that there is a need for long distance passenger service.

    It is time for a album sized book on Frisco passenger trains. A real honest to goodness book printed on paper from Southern forests and printed in the USA!

    Joe Toth
     
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  8. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Frisco.org Supporter

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    The link above is from my website. The link works great in IE. I won't allow the trashy GC on any of my computers-too buggy.... Here are the pics from that page. It was the last southbound Sunnyland out of Chaffee.
     
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  9. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Love the hats!!

    Dan
     
  10. tabheeb

    tabheeb Member

    Nice picture. The fellow on the left was my great uncle and engineer Henry Heeb. To his left id Cliff Pobst. I recognize the gentleman to the far right, but can't recall his name.
     
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  11. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Tad, welcome to the group. Always good to see others with River Division connections. I have a similar black/white photo of this crew in the copy of The Signal that came out the week after. Got it from my Grandparents after they passed away.

    Best Regards,
     
  12. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Finally dug out this paper again - the caption of the newspaper photo indicates that this could be either James A. Barnes or Bob Nothdurft.

    I'm posting the photos and accompanying 9-23-1965 article here:
    The Sunnyland (807/808)

    Best Regards,
     

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