Early F units usually came in set of 4, i.e., ABBA. The CB&Q found that for most trains on its mostly flat railroad ABA sets were sufficient so the ABBAs were broken into ABs with another newer A... (more)
Second unit is probably 117B an F3B. Third unit is probably an F7A. CB&Q broke their FTs and F3s ABCDs in half and usually added an F7A to each half to make a three unit lashup.
This train was called the Pick Up. It was the local between Savanna and Eola and could run 80 cars long. Here it is in the siding, main track is in the foreground, about to set out and/or pick u... (more)