Frisco Sunnyland on the River Division

Discussion in 'General' started by klrwhizkid, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Thanks, Guys
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Sherrel, as Greg indicated the Sunnyland on the River Division was a connector between St Louis and Memphis, Trains 807 and 808.
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    I only rode #3, Will Rogers, back to Rolla once, 1963 I think. It was a Sunday morning - had to get back to Rolla early for some reason long forgotten. Normally, I would take #9, The Meteor, back after a weekend at home, arriving around 8:30pm.
    Anyway, I hopped on #3 at StL Union Station and took a seat on the left side of the coach, my usual preference, and looked over to the next track in the train shed. There was #807 along side us. First time I ever saw two SLSF passenger trains side by side! I was hoping we would pull out first so I could get a good look at the entire train along side us, and we did. They only had one coach plus a bunch of head end cars. It was neat pulling by the locomotive - don't remember the number but it was a single unit, an E8 which needed a wash.
    I didn't ride the Frisco every time I came home, usually getting a ride in a car which was quicker, and only cost me a buck or so in gas for the driver. But, I am amazed that the rides I did have on #'s 3, 4, 9, & 10 provided so many wonderful Frisco memories.

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