Discussion in '4400 Class Moutains' started by qaprr, Apr 6, 2002.
Mountain Type SLSF 4400 pulling Troop Train, Newburg, MO, 1944. Photographer Art Johnson
SLSF 4405 4-8-2 -1940
SLSF 4405, Lindenwood Yard,April 20, 1940, Engineer is my dad.
Photographer is probably R. J. Foster
SLSF 4401 4-8-2
SLSF 4401 Double headed! Here's one I've been working on, but still can't get it to suit me. It's an
Ivan Oaks gem, which I have an original 8 x 10 of, but it's very dark. I think Lucius Beebe wound up
with the original negative.
SLSF 4404, 1064 4-8-2 -1951
It is April 28, 1951 and the Korean War is raging. These scenes show
a troop train arriving and departing from St. Louis via the Frisco.
My dad is the engineer; Ray Tobey took the downtown photos.
Joe Collias took the scene at SE Jct.
The 4404 arriving with the troop train prior to
cutting away from the cars.
Dad with the 1064 backing onto the troop train.
The 1064 coupled onto the troop train, pumping air and
the 4404 backing into Union Station.
The 1064 with troop train and caboose passing SE Jct.
headed to Ft. Leonard Wood
Going into my Barham negatives, here are a couple nice 4400 class shots around Lindenwood both taken in 1942 and both with westbound empty oil tank trains. The 4412 was taken from the window of SE Jct tower and the 4419 was on up the hill towards Shrewsbury Ave. Photographer-Wm.K. Barham. Enjoy
As long as I'm on a roll, here's two more of Bill's shots. The 4417 is entering Lindenwood yard with a short passenger train. I don't see any flags, but it looks like a troop train. 4422 has tipped over Valley Park Hill westbound at Geyer Rd in Kirkwood and is still working since most of the train is still coming uphill.
Now a couple from my James Bowie neg collection. Both taken in the downtown St. Louis yards 4404 is arriving with No. 8 on Dec 5.1945 and 4406 is bringing 17 cars of No. 10 into town on April 7,1947.
Here's a couple more from the Barham negative box.
4403 is on second No. 3 with 22 cars making 60mph down Valley Park Hill in November of 1941. 4411 is westbound through Lindenwood yards with No. 9 in August of 1943. Evenings at Lindenwood were enjoyable with the passage of the two big "name" trains, Texas Special and Meteor.
Ahhhhh! A vast plethora of great SLSF 4400 shots. Wonderful! Thanks, Don! Good looking fellows all!
When you have the time, how about posting a few SLSF 4300's to go along with these. These two classes of "home-brewed" big Mountains were indicative of Frisco's style.
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