Frisco SW1500's, SLSF 320, 322, 331, 332 Lindenwood Yd

Discussion in 'SW1500' started by meteor910, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Here are a few more of my primitive snapshots of Frisco power taken at Lindenwood Yard in St Louis from the yard end of the pedestrial bridge over I-44. These pics are all dated March, 1979.

    Lindenwood was assigned several of the new Frisco EMD SW1500's when they were first obtained in 1968/1969, replacing a bunch of old NW2's and VO powered Baldwin VO-1000's at Lindenwood. The SW1500's were the first new switchers purchased by the Frisco in many years. They were all m/u capable, and most often worked yards in pairs - a nice 3000 HP combo. They were also seen in transfer and hump service. Lindenwood was a flat yard - no hump here. The EMD SW1500 was a first class switcher.

    o SLSF 320 - working the yard in m/u with SLSF 322
    o SLSF 322 - with its m/u mate SLSF 320
    o SLSF 331 - working the yard in m/u with SLSF 332
    o SLSF 332 - with its m/u mate SLSF 331.


    ps - the yard office is the building you see at the right.

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  2. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Ken, cracks me up, those two power poles are in almost all your shots! LOL
    Too bad that we did not have zoom, digital camera's back then.
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    They are where they are. The steps on the pedestrian bridge are only about 4 feet wide - can't do much about it.

  4. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

  5. pavle

    pavle Member

    These pictures bring back memories, been there many times, also liked to stand on Arsenal Street Bridge as a kid and watch freight cars slammed together.

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