Trains No 1 And No 2, The Texas Special - Equipment After Discontinued - 1/4/1959

Discussion in 'Passenger Operations' started by ROAgjf, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. ROAgjf

    ROAgjf Member

    After the Frisco dropped out the arrangement On Trains No 1 and No 2, The Texas Special, on 1/4/59, what happened to its share of the equipment?

    What about the same thing for its former partner Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) trains Nos. 1 and No 2 and its share of the equipment?
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 8, 2024
  2. kenmc

    kenmc KenMc Supporter

    The Frisco redistributed its cars to other trains, in effect semi-streamlining them, sometimes even leaving the Texas Special nameplates in place until the cars were repainted.

    The only Frisco car not specifically repurposed was the sleeper observation Joseph Pulitzer, which was used for special charter trains for several years until sold.

    The Katy rerouted their trains No 1 and No 2, continuing to call then The Texas Special, to a Kansas City-Texas routing.

    They soon retired their pair of E8As. As ridership waned the train's Texas southern end points were gradually cut back to the north. Their Texas Special ran until its demise in 1965.

    Ken McElreath
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 8, 2024
  3. ROAgjf

    ROAgjf Member

    Thank you, Ken!

    Where can I find a list of all the Frisco passenger trains, main and branch lines, from WWII on and their discontinuation dates?

    Glenn Fisher
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 8, 2024
    mountaincreekar and Joe Lovett like this.

Share This Page