Meteor (Train)

Meteor (Train)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Meteor was a named passenger train operated by the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. It ran overnight between Oklahoma City and St. Louis via Tulsa. The name was shared with a branch line Meteor running between Monett, Missouri, and Paris, Texas. Later this line was truncated to terminate at Fort Smith, Arkansas. These Frisco trains should not be confused with Amtrak's Silver Meteor. Frisco locomotives No. 4500, 4501 and 4502, three of twenty-five Northern class Baldwin 4-8-4s built during for Frisco during World War II were designated for use on the Meteor. These locomotives were delivered in a distinctive zephyr blue, white and gray paint scheme with "Meteor" spelled out across the tender in bold red lettering. These three passenger engines also saw service pulling the Texas Special. In 1948, Frisco 4501 still in its Meteor livery pulled President Harry S. Truman's whistle stop tour train through his home state of Missouri.show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135791605
  • 9786135791600