Frisco was such a likeable operation, colorful and sharp. Here they're doing what they did best hustling goods EB to Memphis druing this momentous April of 1980.
Frisco had two distinct groups of -2s. This is the earlier type, in the late afternoon sun, waiting to cross the MP main. And it all seemed so commonplace. This was an altogether classy operati... (more)
Frisco hustle muscle.
A freshly painted Frisco caboose has just exited Boston Mountain tunnel at Winslow and is descending the 2.35 percent grade towards Schaberg. Note the semaphore signal to the left of the train whi... (more)
With January's temps right at the freezing mark, this day's #39 has 3 motors and 55 cars, including autorack loads picked up enroute at Valley Pk. Frisco, a modern, efficient RR, was CTC on the m... (more)
Working the Buick branch, an ore generator, with what appears to be the Nelson's railfanning Plymouth parked on the road in the distance. How many branchlines do you know of that featured cement ... (more)
By summer 1980, Frisco #691 had worked it's way north from Ft. Worth to the Buick branch. For a view from Texas through the lens of rp.net contributor Sid Vaught taken the summer before, click more)
Getting a friendly wave from the hogger, the Nelsons capture a westbound at Rolla with a new GP38-2 leading 4 motors and 56 cars. Frisco had friendly employees.
train ready to depart Frisco yard in Springfield, MO
Built in October 1919 by the Lima Locomotive Works, this “war baby” would go to work for the Frisco transporting freight between Bessemer and Birmingham. Avoiding the scrap yard, it was given to ... (more)
Northbound coal train
SLSTA ran Frisco #1522 on an excursion from St. Louis to Hannibal, MO in September of 2000. The St. Louis Steam Train Association Board of Directors made the decision to retire this beloved engin... (more)