Last Passenger on the Road

Discussion in 'Passenger Operations' started by frisco4301, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. frisco4301

    frisco4301 Member

    Passenger service ended on the Frisco with Trains 101 and 102, "The Southland", departing their respective points of origin, Kansas City, MO and Birmingham, AL, on Friday, December 8th, 1967. Train 101 was scheduled to depart Kansas City Union Station at 9:40 AM while 102 was scheduled for a Birmingham departure at 10:30 PM. Train 101 left KCUS with 2020 on the point and an unidentified trailing unit (maybe somebody may know). Train 102 was powered with 2006 leading and 2017 trailing. With 101 arriving at its Birmingham terminus sometime after 6:15 AM, Saturday, December 9th, the "last passenger on the road" was 102 as it continued its northward trek to Kansas City. The arrival of train 102 at KCUS sometime after 7:30 PM, Saturday, December 9th, 1967, brought an end to ninety-one years of passenger service on the Frisco. Jeff Cooney, Lindsay, TX

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