Merry Christmas!

Discussion in 'Action Photos' started by frisco1522, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Real railroaders sometimes miss family holidays. I can remember Dad being on the road sometimes at Christmas, etc.
    4010 is bringing and extra freight into Lindenwood from the River Division in 1942.
    Photo by Barham, neg my collection.

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  2. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Merry Christmas to all you Frisco fans. Enjoy your family times together.

    Don, thanks for that photo of another snapshot of history. Those USRA Mikes always looked great.

    Lineside poles? - there's an entire generation that have never seen them.

    I was in Dixon, MO back in October for my 50th high school reunion (a bunch of really old people). While there, I walked from Hancock to Jury. There were still some poles near Jury that no one had stolen nor sold, but they weren't standing. The siding switches are now controlled by radio.

    If anyone ever needs to hide from the law, camp out at Jury.
  3. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Quote: "Real railroaders sometimes miss family holidays."

    Airline pilots miss bunches of them. When only half of the schedule has Christmas off and you are the lower 30% of the seniority list, your chances are next to nothing. In 36 years I can almost count on two hands the Christmas' I was off; but sometimes I would work for someone else just to get a choice trip that I could not work otherwise - even took the family along a couple times if it had a long layover say 36 to 48 hrs. Our Christmas came between Dec 19th to 25th. :)

    Quote: "If anyone ever needs to hide from the law, camp out at Jury."

    Doug, Do you know something that I need to know? :D

    Merry Christmas to all from the Left Coast.
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Doug - Not only lineside poles, but the "monuments" behind SLSF 4010 in Don's pic are on the way out, too. They were full that day! They are empty now.

  5. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    I just noticed the grain silo in front of the tanks, meaning their was a farm close by. Sure wouldn't guess that considering how urbanized the area is today.

  6. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Well, it looks like a grain silo, but I think it belonged to Laclede Gas. I don't know what they had in it. Maybe a pump of some kind?
  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    In the days before pagers, my father was alway on call, and he could never stray too far unless had had made other arrangements. He missed many family events and holidays because of broken rails, derailments, snow, and other incidents.

    It is always good to stop and give thanks for those who toil on holidays and who are separated from family, e.g., doctors, nurses, those in the transportation industry, police and fire, and especially for our troops. Welcome home, Philip.

    Merry Christmas to all and a blessed new year
    Verbum caro factum est
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  8. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Fly safe so the NTSB Go Team can stay home with their families.
  9. HWB

    HWB Supporter

    being on call...we had to strike to get rid of it...WOW... I sure miss those days
  10. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    I like the photo!

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  11. gbmott

    gbmott Member

    Great photo Don. I know I am biased, but I still think that the SLSF's 4000's were the best-looking USRA light mikes of all the roads that had them.

    Merry Christmas to everyone.

  12. slsf580

    slsf580 Member

    FriscoCmas1.jpg I thought I would add a couple of pictures to the Christmas cheer for 2012. Enjoy!
    Mike Sypult
    MP 333 Central Division FriscoChristmas.jpg
  13. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter


    Mike, thanks for the wonderful Christmas greeting.

    Happy Christmas,
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  14. FRISCO4503

    FRISCO4503 FRISCO4503 Supporter

    Merry Christmas to all here at FRISCO.ORG. May your Holiday Season find all of you blessed and may your New Year be a wonderful and prosperous one!!!!!
  15. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    The Merriest of Christmas's and Happiest of New Years to all my friends on the FRISCO board. I have many, many fond memories of Christmas in Joplin and watching the somewhat expanded "Wichita Meteor" roll by my grandfather's house at 15th & Pennsylvania there.

    Buck Dean
    Jacksonville, FL
  16. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Merry Christmas to you all.
  17. carrwood

    carrwood Member

    Merry Christmas from a Frisco Fan in Arvada, Colorado. Thank you to all who have responded to my inquiries.

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