Work Train -- Early 1900s

Discussion in 'General' started by rjthomas909, May 26, 2024.

  1. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    I recently purchased this photograph on eBay from someone in Oklahoma. The only description is: "The St. Louis–San Francisco Railway Cabinet Card Photo Frisco System Early 1900s." Based upon the lettering of the boxcars, I would guess 1900-1910.

    If you know or can infer more information, please share!

  2. Friscotony

    Friscotony Member

    Doors almost look like they are what we call "barn doors" in homes today. Interesting cover for the top slide
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  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Let me know what you think, Robert.

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  4. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    The building of the Diversion Channel in Southeast Missouri was a huge undertaking and required many “work trains”. 1910 might be a bit early though.
    Awesome photo!
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  5. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Fantastic write up and research, Karl! Thank you. I need to figure out where I might donate the photo to a museum.

    -Bob T.

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