"The Bluebonnet" in Cuba, Missouri

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  1. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    St. Louis - San Francisco (Frisco) Railway's de Luxe passenger train - "The Bluebonnet" (jointly operated with the Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad) train No. 8, northbound, headed by Engine No. 4501, a Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, rolls on the high iron at a speed of a mile a minute through the town of Cuba, Missouri, enroute to St. Louis.

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    Plummer, Roger S.["The Bluebonnet" in Cuba, Missouri], photograph, 1948~;(texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28877/: accessed April 11, 2018),University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Museum of the American Railroad.
     
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  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Interesting that one of the "Meteor" painted Northerns was assigned to anything other. Wondering if it had been bumped by the newly arrived diesels/streamlined set and had not been repainted quite yet?

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  3. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    It looks like a number of the Texas History citations may have errors. I would not put too much into the transcribed text from their site.
     
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  4. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I've seen photos of them on freight trains in the blue & white.
     
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  5. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Yep, I've seen little errors in collections ranging from the Barriger collection on Flickr to photos in the Springfield-Green Co. Library collection. I guess on one hand, responsibility for correcting these sorts of things lie with us to point out and correct, so that erroneous information doesn't get stuck sitting out there for perpetuity.

    That said, I guess this could be either the Bluebonnet or The Will Rogers. ETT 35D shows #8 through Cuba at 9:06am; #4 about an hour later at 10:06am.

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