Covered Wagons 1953 Unknown Location

Discussion in 'Action Photos' started by Karl, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Here's another shot from an old 35mm negative On the sleeve, in my dad's handwriting are, "Long Drag 1953". At first glance, I thought that this was the West Yards in Springfield, but after a closer look, I am not so sure. During this time period my father was doing a lot of work in Wichita, so perhaps that is the location. Any thoughts?

    It's hard to discern, but the lead unit ( an FP-7?) is flying white flags.

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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Karl - You're right, the lead unit does look to be a FP7 - porthole spacing and single horn cluster are the clues. It does look like it's flying flags.

  3. FriscoGeorge

    FriscoGeorge Frisco Employee

    I vote for the Springfield Yard as well. i have attached a photo of the 2019 EMD E8 at the Springfield platform during the 1960's for comparison.

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  4. pbender

    pbender Member Supporter

    That's a nice photo, but are you sure that is at the Springfield passenger station. The Springfield station was downtown, and in every photo I've ever seen of trains at the station, you could see various downtown buildings.

    Also, the Springfield station had butterfly style roofs over some of the platforms, and I don't see any evidence of those.

  5. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Cavalcade is calling on Monett in this pic


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