Steam era gondola

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  1. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Boy they sure packed them in didn't they?
  3. April

    April Member

    Reminds me of the last time I flew to Chicago...


  4. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Supporter

    Frisco gon 1910.jpg Ya know, now really looking at the photo, I wonder if the engine is the Heisler from Phenix Marble?

    Can't really make out the hand written K C ? & S
  5. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    The Phenix Quarry Dinky is still around and running in Vermont.
    At first glance the locomotive in your image is not the same.
  6. The "KCO&S" in this photograph is the Kansas City, Ozarks & Southern, a 15-mile short line that operated between Ava and Mansfield in central-southern Missouri between 1910 and 1935. See the following website for a short history featuring this very photograph: .

    The author of the website is James Pekarek, whose live-steam "Northfield and Frisco" railroad was a featured attraction at the 2011 Frisco meetup in Springfield.

    This KCO&S is not to be confused with the "other" KCO&S, the Kansas City, Osceola & Southern, which was merged into the Frisco circa 1900 and became part of its Clinton subdivision. (Ain't railroad genealogy fun?)
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  7. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Supporter

    I look at this picture and have to laugh. I wonder what the modern railroad safety "experts" would have to say? They are probably unable to speak because of an anxiety attack.

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