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By:Tom Beckett
Dates:3/1/2007 - 2/16/2017
Album Info:The Arkansas & Missouri runs a number of trips for passengers, mostly out of Springdale going to Van Buren, but others as well over various part of the railroad. This album is devoted to those trips. Christmas trains are in their own albums.
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Frisco Days
Title:  Frisco Days
Description:  Every year in late summer, Rogers Ark has a festival called Frisco Days, which brings artists, vendors, and entertainment to the area near the former Frisco station downtown. A&M takes riders on a sbort trip to Lowell and return. This years power was C 420 56, seen at Rogers
Photo Date:  8/25/2007  Upload Date: 9/13/2012 5:02:24 PM
Location:  Rogers, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Roster,Station,Passenger
Locomotives:  AM 56(C420)
Views:  217   Comments: 0
Different runby
Title:  Different runby
Description:  The excursion to Purdy did an unusual runby, in which photographers were dropped at the end of the overpass over MO 37 to get a shot of the train crossing the bridge. Note, the right pier has "Frisco RR" molded into the concrete.
Photo Date:  9/12/2010  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 4:25:50 AM
Location:  Butterfield, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  AM 30(RS32)
Views:  110   Comments: 1
What railroad is that??
Title:  What railroad is that??
Description:  Oh, yeah, same as the sign....The Purdy excursion power poses next to the street sign inspired by its predecessor. The Missouri & North Arkansas also called here.
Photo Date:  9/12/2010  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 4:34:16 AM
Location:  Seligman, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 30(RS32)
Views:  103   Comments: 1
Old town
Title:  Old town
Description:  Some of the towns on this route have seen better times, as is evidenced by the lack of activity here. The more pleasant result is that some of the classic stone buildings are still in place-for now-and make good photo props.
Photo Date:  9/12/2010  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 4:38:41 AM
Location:  Seligman, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 30(RS32)
Views:  84   Comments: 1
Made in the shade
Title:  Made in the shade
Description:  It was a hot day, as September usually is here, so the large shade tree was welcome for the group who got off here for a runby.
Photo Date:  9/12/2010  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 4:46:10 AM
Location:  Seligman, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 30(RS32)
Views:  84   Comments: 1
Not your average obs
Title:  Not your average obs
Description:  The Purdy excursion had this little northeastern type caboose on the rear, which you could ride for a higher fare. Seating was rather limited, however.
Photo Date:  9/12/2010  Upload Date: 12/30/2017 4:50:10 AM
Location:  Purdy, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  102   Comments: 0
A&M Monett trip
Title:  A&M Monett trip
Description:  A&M 30 passes waiting GMC bus at Purdy MO
Photo Date:  9/12/2010  Upload Date: 1/15/2011 1:15:57 AM
Location:  Purdy, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 30(RS32)
Views:  475   Comments: 4
A&M 30
Title:  A&M 30
Description:  A&M Monett trip
Photo Date:  9/12/2010  Upload Date: 1/15/2011 1:21:01 AM
Location:  Seligman, MO
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 30(RS32)
Views:  389   Comments: 0
Backing down
Title:  Backing down
Description:  The power has moved back onto the main and is backing onto the train for the trip south.
Photo Date:  2/4/2017  Upload Date: 2/16/2017 4:35:08 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
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Views:  176   Comments: 2
Welcome to Winslow
Title:  Welcome to Winslow
Description:  The sign says it all as the excursion train reaches its northern limit. The riders will have about 20 minutes to stretch their legs, though there isnt much to see here on a Saturday afternoon in February.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:53:20 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
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Views:  182   Comments: 0
Happy riders
Title:  Happy riders
Description:  The crowd on car 104, Biloxi Blues, looks down at the lunatic standing in the creek as they enjoy their ride over Frog Bayou.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 5:08:43 AM
Location:  Mountainburg, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  154   Comments: 1
Going round the bend
Title:  Going round the bend
Description:  The train has left Winslow and is now headed for the tunnel, around the bend and in a deep cut.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/18/2017 4:07:38 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 58(C420)
Views:  139   Comments: 0
Getting underway
Title:  Getting underway
Description:  The trip from Ft Smith gets underway at Winslow with a typical show of Alco smoke. The Winslow city hall is to the right of the train.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:12:17 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 58(C420)
Views:  158   Comments: 3
At the station
Title:  At the station
Description:  The train from Ft Smith sits at the shelter that serves as the passenger station at Winslow. It will shortly be on its way back south.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:14:13 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 58(C420)
Views:  162   Comments: 3
Running around
Title:  Running around
Description:  The power has cut off the north end of the train and is now running around on the siding.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:16:57 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 58(C420)
Views:  141   Comments: 3
Waiting to go
Title:  Waiting to go
Description:  The excursion from Ft Smith to Winslow waits for time at the Ft Smith Trolley Museum. It will encounter two notable structures on this trip: the Arkansas River bridge, just ahead, and the Winslow tunnel at the north end of the trip.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:20:15 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420) AM 54(C420)
Views:  167   Comments: 2
Welcome
Title:  Welcome
Description:  The train up from Ft Smith arrives to a welcome from the village of Winslow. The sign says so.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:22:18 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420)
Views:  112   Comments: 0
Nosing out
Title:  Nosing out
Description:  The trip to Winslow noses out of the Arkansas River bridge as it comes off the massive structure
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:26:46 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420) AM 54(C420)
Views:  127   Comments: 3
Big bridge
Title:  Big bridge
Description:  The Winslow excursion rolls off the Arkansas River bridge, passing over Lee Creek Park in this view that shows the entire huge structure of the bridge.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:28:52 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420) AM 54(C420)
Views:  163   Comments: 3
City Hall
Title:  City Hall
Description:  The northbound train passes through Chester, going by City Hall, at left, as it hustles toward Winslow.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:38:35 AM
Location:  Chester, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420) AM 54(C420)
Views:  136   Comments: 1
Hunting frogs
Title:  Hunting frogs
Description:  The northbound train crosses Frog Bayou, just south of Mountainburg, as it heads toward Winslow.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:41:43 AM
Location:  Mountainburg, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420) AM 54(C420)
Views:  176   Comments: 4
Clear of the tunnel
Title:  Clear of the tunnel
Description:  The train from Ft Smith arrives at Winslow, having just cleared the tunnel, which is out of sight on the right side of the photo. The entrance is around the curve, in a deep cut.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/17/2017 4:48:18 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420) AM 54(C420)
Views:  206   Comments: 1
The place to ride
Title:  The place to ride
Description:  This ex LIRR coach was modified so it now has a rear platform, a feature it did not have when it was running to Oyster Bay and Montauk-we just had to stand in the vestibule and toss our empties out the back(hey, it was the 70s). Now the car has been fitted as a chair car, with this veranda on the back to allow a more proper view of the panoramic scenery of the Ozarks. Seen here leaving Winslow.
Photo Date:  2/16/2017  Upload Date: 2/18/2017 3:51:48 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  216   Comments: 0
Spirit of Arkansas
Title:  Spirit of Arkansas
Description:  The stainless steel car Spirit of Arkansas was the second car on todays train.
Photo Date:  2/16/2017  Upload Date: 2/18/2017 3:53:48 AM
Location:  Mountainburg, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  182   Comments: 1
Waiting for time
Title:  Waiting for time
Description:  The crew on the Ft Smith-Winslow excursion waits for time at the Ft Smith Trolley Museum.
Photo Date:  2/16/2017  Upload Date: 2/18/2017 3:55:15 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420) AM 54(C420)
Views:  331   Comments: 1
Happy travelers
Title:  Happy travelers
Description:  The crowd is having a good day as they start their return to Ft Smith.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/28/2017 4:13:34 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  131   Comments: 1
Open windows
Title:  Open windows
Description:  It was warm this day, up in the 70s, which even this far south is unusual. It was a real plus for the folks on the train, as they could enjoy the fresh air from these old open window ex CNJ cars.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/28/2017 4:57:03 AM
Location:  Mountainburg, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,RollingStock,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  138   Comments: 1
Waving good bye
Title:  Waving good bye
Description:  The folks on the rear platform of this one time LIRR coach, now a chair car with an observation platform, wave as the train pulls from Winslow, headed for the tunnel and the deep Boston Mountains.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 3/1/2017 5:05:02 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  116   Comments: 2
High class
Title:  High class
Description:  A couple riding in first class wave from their accommodations in a stainless streamlined coach.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/28/2017 5:05:20 AM
Location:  Mountainburg, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  RollingStock,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  158   Comments: 0
Ten to a hitch
Title:  Ten to a hitch
Description:  The power has run around the train at Winslow, and the brakeman helps the engineer back down to couple on for the trip south.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 4:42:24 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 52(C420)
Views:  135   Comments: 0
Backing down
Title:  Backing down
Description:  The power has run around the train, and is now backing to the head car to couple up and head south.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 5:01:41 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 52(C420) AM 54(C420)
Views:  139   Comments: 1
Thatll do
Title:  Thatll do
Description:  The power makes the hitch, and does a short tug test. Its good.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 4:57:11 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 52(C420)
Views:  120   Comments: 0
Making the air lines
Title:  Making the air lines
Description:  The brakeman connects the air hoses now that the power is on. Hell do a terminal brake test, then its back to Ft Smith.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 5:00:40 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 52(C420)
Views:  148   Comments: 1
One more
Title:  One more
Description:  A foot to go
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 4:54:10 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 52(C420)
Views:  122   Comments: 0
Two feet
Title:  Two feet
Description:  The power is almost back on the train.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 4:51:42 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 52(C420)
Views:  126   Comments: 0
Coming around
Title:  Coming around
Description:  The power rolls down the siding at Winslow, making its run around move.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 5:04:02 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  173   Comments: 1
Rolling across
Title:  Rolling across
Description:  The excursion to Winslow has finally gotten the bridge, and is crossing the Arkansas River and will be back at Fort Smith in about 15 minutes.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/28/2017 4:34:55 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  125   Comments: 1
Smashing
Title:  Smashing
Description:  The excursion has passed through Van Buren, and is now waiting on the Arkansas River lift bridge to lower. The head end is looking squarely at the counterweight to the lift span, which serves as a smashboard to keep a train from rolling into the river. It will be another 15 minutes til the bridge goes up, despite the lack of river traffic.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/28/2017 4:20:14 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  130   Comments: 1
Straight on
Title:  Straight on
Description:  The excursion to Winslow approaches the I 49 overpass as it rolls through Chester. Theres not much room on the bridge, since the on ramp takes up most of the space there, so I dont recommend this vantage point.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/28/2017 4:46:39 AM
Location:  Chester, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  149   Comments: 1
Froggy
Title:  Froggy
Description:  The southbound excursion crosses Frog Bayou.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/28/2017 4:53:33 AM
Location:  Mountainburg, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  133   Comments: 1
Pulling out
Title:  Pulling out
Description:  The excursion pulls away from the station at Winslow.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 5:06:24 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Station,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  153   Comments: 1
Old store
Title:  Old store
Description:  There are a couple of old stone buildings at Winslow, no longer open, but which make great props for a photo. The southbound train starts past the old mercantile on the way south.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 5:09:41 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420)
Views:  105   Comments: 0
City Hall
Title:  City Hall
Description:  One of the storefronts here housed the City Hall, the only viable place in town. The southbound passes the local seat of government.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/27/2017 5:12:20 AM
Location:  Winslow, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420)
Views:  69   Comments: 0


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