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Missouri Passenger Service Before Amtrak
Several railroads criss-crossed the state, making for colorful and varied passenger service in the years before Amtrak.
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Photo ID: 637415

The Southern Belle eases out of the KC terminal a few blocks into it's journey to the sunbelt, passing the old Municipal Stadium home of the A's for that final summer in KC before heading to Oakla... (more)

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: KCS 27
Train ID: Southern Belle
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 09, 2017

Views: 3,621
Comments: 2

Favorited: 27

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Photo ID: 601844

Train 212, The Tulsan. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 340
Train ID: ATSF 212
Photo Date: March 27, 1967


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 05, 2017

Views: 5,015
Comments: 4

Favorited: 36
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Photo ID: 582714

Missouri Pacific Alco PA-1 No.50 train 15 Allenton, Missouri July 15, 1965.

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Allenton, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: MP 50
Train ID: Train 15
Photo Date: July 15, 1965


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jul 14, 2016

Views: 7,523
Comments: 1

Favorited: 34
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Photo ID: 571686

On a hazy, humid March morning in 1967, Kansas City Southern Train 1, the Southern Belle, is just ten minutes out of Union Station as it makes its way along Kansas City Terminal trackage near Van ... (more)

Railroad: Kansas City Southern Railway
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: 12
Train ID: Train 1
Photo Date: March 27, 1967


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Apr 01, 2016

Views: 5,049
Comments: 1

Favorited: 38
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Photo ID: 563315

Two years ago Missouri Pacific asked the ICC for permission to drop number 16, the Missouri River Eagle. But on April 26, 1965, the train known to local railroaders as the “Bird,” is still flying,... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: MP 35
Train ID: 16
Photo Date: April 26, 1965


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jan 25, 2016

Views: 3,462
Comments: 0

Favorited: 33


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Photo ID: 562100

The Limited. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: GMO 103
Train ID: GMO 4
Photo Date: April 16, 1963


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 14, 2016

Views: 4,626
Comments: 3

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 561636

The Colorado Eagle waiting to depart. In the distance is GM&O E7A 102 with Train 4, The Limited. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: MP 26
Train ID: MP 11
Photo Date: April 17, 1963


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Jan 10, 2016

Views: 7,804
Comments: 1

Favorited: 49
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Photo ID: 549627

Never the same from one day to the next, Santa Fe’s Fast Mail Express, train 7 and its eastbound counterpart, train 8, were obliged by contract to carry all the mail the U.S Post Office presented ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: PA-1
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: 65
Train ID: Train 7
Photo Date: April 25, 1965


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Oct 09, 2015

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Views: 26,088
Comments: 6

Favorited: 150
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Photo ID: 517596

The dwarf signal tells us that we are alongside Kansas City Terminal Railway tracks at Union Station, where nameless Train 15, formerly the Kansas City Rocket, is just rolling in from Minneapolis-... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: 637
Train ID: Train 15
Photo Date: April 25, 1965


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Feb 04, 2015

Views: 7,058
Comments: 5

Favorited: 41
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Photo ID: 486968

Frisco E8(A) 2018 and 2013 leads The Oklahoman passenger train which ran between St. Louis and Oklahoma City, seen here at Kirkwood, Missouri September 19, 1966. Photo taken from my slide colle... (more)

Railroad: Frisco
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Kirkwood, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: SLSF 2018
Train ID: The Oklahoman
Photo Date: September 19, 1966


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jun 25, 2014

Views: 9,337
Comments: 3

Favorited: 70


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Photo ID: 484512

MoPac’s eastbound Missouri River Eagle has shrunk to three cars on Sept. 24, 1967 as it sails into Pleasant Hill, Mo., headed for St. Louis. Two T&P E-8’s have replaced the E-7’s; No. 34 former... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Pleasant Hill, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: MP 34
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September 24, 1967


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jun 05, 2014

Views: 5,163
Comments: 0

Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 484511

Two E-7s zip eastbound Train 16 into Pleasant Hill, Mo. on its way from Omaha to St. Louis on Aug. 28, 1965. It was still named the Missouri River Eagle, and E-7 No. 19 was formerly the 7010, no... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E7(A)
Location: Pleasant Hill, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: MP 19
Train ID: MP 16
Photo Date: August 28, 1965


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jun 05, 2014

Views: 6,447
Comments: 2

Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 473454

Wabash train #111 The Banner Blue (Chicago to St. Louis)with Alco PA-1 #1020 and #1020A stopped at Delmar station 5.6 miles from Union Station. Photo taken from my slide collection, photographer A... (more)

Railroad: Wabash
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: 111
Photo Date: June 04, 1960


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Mar 13, 2014

Views: 9,332
Comments: 4

Favorited: 63
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Photo ID: 465052

Sheffield tower

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: MP 36
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1969


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By: David Hawkins

Added: Jan 05, 2014

Views: 3,215
Comments: 0

Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 411167

Right on time, Burlington Kansas City Zephyr between Chicago and Kansas City has just crossed the Mississippi River into West Quincy, Mo. The 3rd car in the train is a round end parlor dining car... (more)

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: West Quincy, Missouri, USA
Locomotive #: CBQ 9992
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 12, 1967


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Oct 05, 2012

Views: 3,670
Comments: 0

Favorited: 33

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