Category Archives: Frisco

Frisco timetable, November 1960: front cover, back cover with add for the Kansas-City Florida Special, and map

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Frisco Texas Special diesels, brand new in La Grange, Illinois, 1947

Reproduced here from a Vanishing Vista’s post card, the photo is credited to the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors. The Texas Special was streamlined in the late forties and competed with Missouri Pacific’s Texas Eagle. The Texas Special carried an … Continue reading

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Frisco Meteor arriving St. Louis

As the caption to this photo from Steve Glischinski’s Burlington Northern and Its Heritage says, the Meteor is reduced to mostly headend traffic by the time this summer 1965 photo was taken by Jim Boyd. Inaugurated in the late forties, … Continue reading

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Frisco’s Kansas City Florida Special arriving Kansas City

The caption to this photo from David R. Sweetland’s Wabash in Color¬†says this is the KC-Florida Special leaving KC, but I think it’s arriving. At least according to my May 1964 Official Guide¬†and my November 1960 Frisco schedule, the KC-Florida … Continue reading

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