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By:Richard Sprouse
Dates:1/1/1980 - 12/31/1999
Album Info:Pictures taken in Western AR & OK during 1980's & 1990's
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MKT 382 ex Kennecott Copper (GP-39-2) Creative Number
Title:  MKT 382 ex Kennecott Copper (GP-39-2) Creative Number
Description:  Blt as KCC 781 Jan 1977 with excess Height Cab; Reblt by NRE & Leased to MKT 382 Oct 1984; Renumb UP 2352 Dec 1990; Renumb 1202 Oct 2001. Sometimes when you run short of 2's you have to use a 5.
Photo Date:  5/1/1985  Upload Date: 10/7/2006 3:23:38 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  MKT 382(GP39-2)
Views:  776   Comments: 0
FSR 1604 (GP7)
Title:  FSR 1604 (GP7)
Description:  Railroad runs on ex-MP track from Ft Smith to Paris AR Date Approximate
Photo Date:  6/1/1985  Upload Date: 10/27/2006 12:04:12 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  FSR 1604(GP16)
Views:  584   Comments: 1
FSR 1604 (GP7) With Miss Laura's in Background
Title:  FSR 1604 (GP7) With Miss Laura's in Background
Description:  Near the old Frisco Station in Downtown Ft Smith. Green House is the Infamous Miss Laura's. The only house with its history on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Photo Date:  6/1/1985  Upload Date: 10/30/2006 11:05:40 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  FSR 1604(GP16)
Views:  477   Comments: 1
MKT 331 ex IC (GP-38AC)
Title:  MKT 331 ex IC (GP-38AC)
Description:  On the way to North Little Rock (Jenks) UP Paint Shop Blt as IC 9506 Feb 1970; Renum ICG 9506 in 1972; Leased to MKT 331 1985; Bought & Renum UP 1988 in Jan 1990
Photo Date:  3/1/1986  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 6:57:52 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  MKT 331(GP38AC)
Views:  636   Comments: 0
MP 2333 (GP38-2)
Title:  MP 2333 (GP38-2)
Description:  Local Switcher at Van Buren Arkansas. The black streaks are oil stains. Four exhaust stacks are the MPs trademark. Two was standard.
Photo Date:  3/20/1986  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 6:44:16 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  MP 2333(GP38-2)
Views:  457   Comments: 1
MP 2020 (GP 38-2)
Title:  MP 2020 (GP 38-2)
Description:  Local Switcher in Van Buren AR Leased Unit Blt as MP 869 Jan 1972 Became MP 2020 HL 2020, UP 1808 then UP 308. Typical of MP units there are 4 exhaust stacks rather than the standard 2.
Photo Date:  3/1/1987  Upload Date: 5/28/2007 6:34:22 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MP 2020(GP38-2)
Views:  577   Comments: 0
MKT 242 (GP40-2) Green with Yellow Stripes & MP 2987 (U30C)
Title:  MKT 242 (GP40-2) Green with Yellow Stripes & MP 2987 (U30C)
Description:  Blt as PC 3122 Aug 1968; Renum CR 3122 in 1976; MKT 242 in 1983; UP 677 Sept 1989; Renum WP 677 May 8, 2001; Sold NRE May 25, 2001
Photo Date:  6/5/1987  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 7:23:46 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MKT 242(GP40) MP 2987(U30C)
Views:  668   Comments: 0
MKT 320 (GP38-2) & MP 2168 (GP38-2)
Title:  MKT 320 (GP38-2) & MP 2168 (GP38-2)
Description:  Blt as MKT 320 June 1976; Repainted UP 2062 March 1990; UP 562 Feb 2002
Photo Date:  10/5/1987  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 7:25:26 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  MKT 320(GP38-2) MP 2168(GP38-2)
Views:  2035   Comments: 1
UP 2911 (GE U30C)
Title:  UP 2911 (GE U30C)
Description:  GE U30C Blt May 1975; Retired Jan 1989 & Scraped in Texas March 1989
Photo Date:  1/20/1988  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 6:36:32 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  UP 2911(U30C)
Views:  600   Comments: 0
MP 3512 (GP50) UP Yellow, MP Lettering
Title:  MP 3512 (GP50) UP Yellow, MP Lettering
Description:  Blt as MP 3512 Jan 1981; Repainted MP Yellow 3512; Renum UP 972 Feb 1989; Renum 1674 June 2003. One of the 1st group of MP locos to be painted in UP colors.
Photo Date:  5/1/1988  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 8:18:17 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  MP 3512(GP50)
Views:  591   Comments: 0
MP 1553 (MP15DC) UP Yellow MP Lettering
Title:  MP 1553 (MP15DC) UP Yellow MP Lettering
Description:  Blt as MP 1553 Mar 1975 Painted MP Yellow Jun 1985 UP 1353 Mar 1990 UPY Jul 2001
Photo Date:  5/1/1988  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 7:58:59 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  MP 1553(MP15DC)
Views:  614   Comments: 1
MP 4534 (GE U23B) MP Blue
Title:  MP 4534 (GE U23B) MP Blue
Description:  Blt as MP 2285 Jan 1977; Renumb MP 4534; Repainted UP 568 Apr 1989; Traded to GE Aug 1989
Photo Date:  5/2/1988  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 7:28:43 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  MP 4534(U23B)
Views:  433   Comments: 0
UP 548 (GE U23B) ex-MP
Title:  UP 548 (GE U23B) ex-MP
Description:  Blt as MP 2264 Nov 1974; Renum MP 4514; UP 548 North Little Rock Lettering Mar 1986; Returned to Leasor GATX Jan 1991; Sold to NRE
Photo Date:  5/5/1988  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 7:18:06 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  UP 548(U23B)
Views:  744   Comments: 0
CSX 6744 (GP40) ex-ACL/SCL Patched Unit
Title:  CSX 6744 (GP40) ex-ACL/SCL Patched Unit
Description:  ex ACL/SCL Unit
Photo Date:  5/25/1988  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 7:26:54 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  CSX 6744(GP40)
Views:  280   Comments: 0
UP 128 (B23-7) ex-MP
Title:  UP 128 (B23-7) ex-MP
Description:  Blt as MP 2317 Nov 1978; Renum MP 4628; Repainted UP 128 June 1986; Retired Feb 1999
Photo Date:  7/5/1988  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 7:20:00 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  UP 128(B23-7)
Views:  453   Comments: 0
UP 542 (GE U23B)
Title:  UP 542 (GE U23B)
Description:  Quite a Line-up on the Ready Track. Usually there are only 1 or 2 engines here. Verticle Tank is Sand Tower. Old Turntable in Van Buren was between last engine and Quanset type building. Pit gone, but some of the foundation and tracks still visible as of late 1990's
Photo Date:  7/21/1988  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 5:34:40 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  UP 542(U23B)
Views:  656   Comments: 0
UP 542 (GE U23B) ex-MP
Title:  UP 542 (GE U23B) ex-MP
Description:  Broadside View Blt as MP 2258 Nov 1974
Photo Date:  7/21/1988  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 5:36:26 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  UP 542(U23B)
Views:  1309   Comments: 0
UP 161 (B23-7)
Title:  UP 161 (B23-7)
Description:  Blt as MP 4661 Jun 1980; Repainted MP (Yellow) 4661 Nov 1985; Repainted UP 161 July 1987; Retired Dec 2001; Rebuilt as (CCRCL) UPY 148 Feb 2004
Photo Date:  7/31/1988  Upload Date: 10/30/2006 4:50:32 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  UP 161(B23-7)
Views:  357   Comments: 0
GATX 3726 (GP38-2 reblt from GP40) Leased to UP
Title:  GATX 3726 (GP38-2 reblt from GP40) Leased to UP
Description:  GATX Passing through Van Buren Arkansas on short term (1 month) lease to UP. Shortened Rear Side Radiator Grill & 2 Roof Fans (GP40s have 3 Fans) indicates this unit has been rebuilt from a GP40.
Photo Date:  3/1/1989  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 7:54:53 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Yard,Action
Locomotives:  GATX 3726(GP38-2) UPL 3726(GP38-2)
Views:  634   Comments: 2
UP 3183 (SD40-2)
Title:  UP 3183 (SD40-2)
Description:  Pointed towards North Little Rock at Van Buren on ex-MP trackage. Blt June 1972; Starting in Dec 1990, units in this number series are being reblt & recapaitalized as SD40-2R
Photo Date:  6/1/1989  Upload Date: 10/30/2006 11:14:02 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  UP 3183(SD40-2)
Views:  262   Comments: 0
UP 1400 (MP15AC)
Title:  UP 1400 (MP15AC)
Description:  Blt as MILW 439 Jan 1976; SOO 1505; UP 1400 Feb 1993; UPY 1400 Aug 2001
Photo Date:  3/2/1993  Upload Date: 10/29/2006 7:30:52 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  UP 1400(MP15AC)
Views:  264   Comments: 0
CR 5575 SD60I
Title:  CR 5575 SD60I
Description:  Conrail on UP in Arkansas (Date Approximate)
Photo Date:  7/31/1993  Upload Date: 10/15/2006 3:38:16 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  CR 5575(SD60I)
Views:  461   Comments: 0
AM 44 (ALCO C420)
Title:  AM 44 (ALCO C420)
Description:  Location by Timetable is Cobb Switch MP 408 ex-Frisco track just North of Van Buren. The Brass bell above the Cab Windows is an AM Trademark. Built in June 1965 as Seaboard Air Line 112, became Seaboard Coast Line 1214, Louisville and Nashville 1353 and finaly Arkansas and Missouri 44.
Photo Date:  1/1/1995  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 3:28:21 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  AM 44(C420)
Views:  421   Comments: 0
AM 62, 68, 48 & 64 (ALCO C420s)
Title:  AM 62, 68, 48 & 64 (ALCO C420s)
Description:  Number 62 leads four C420's on the all ALCO Road A&M at Cobb Switch (Van Buren). Polished Brass Bell mounted above the Cab windows is AM Trademark. Arkansas and Missouri was built in 10/64 as LV 406, became D&H 406, renumbered D&H 416 before becommeing A&M 62.
Photo Date:  2/20/1995  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 4:14:19 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 62(C420) AM 68(C420) AM 48(C420) AM 64(C420)
Views:  942   Comments: 0
AM 22 "J A HANNOLD" Alco/GE RS1 Blt Apr 1943
Title:  AM 22 "J A HANNOLD" Alco/GE RS1 Blt Apr 1943
Description:  A&M 22 "J.A. HANNOLD" In Service at TimeTable Location Cobb Switch (Van Buren, AR). This unit has been Donated to St Louis Museum of Transport. This Diesel Loco is older than the UP Steam Loco 3985 also in this album. Diesel RS1 (AM 22) Blt. 4/1943; Steam 4-6-6-4 Challenger (UP 3985) Blt. 7/1943. AM's RS1's have single horn to rear, 3 horn cluster on the forward cab roof.
Photo Date:  7/1/1995  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 3:34:19 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 22(RS1)
Views:  464   Comments: 1
AM 62 & 68 (ALCO C420s)
Title:  AM 62 & 68 (ALCO C420s)
Description:  Arkansas & Missouri is an All ALCO railroad. Most 4-axle units are C420's High Brass Bell is one of the Roads Trademarks Date Approximate
Photo Date:  12/1/1995  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 4:15:33 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 62(C420) AM 68(C420)
Views:  536   Comments: 0
AM 66 (ALCO C420) Before Repaint
Title:  AM 66 (ALCO C420) Before Repaint
Description:  Still in D&H Paint & Rust AM 66 is in Fort Smith soon to go to Sprindale, AR for Rehab & New Paint. Repainted AM 66 also in this album.
Photo Date:  12/20/1995  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 4:23:18 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
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Locomotives:  AM 66(C420)
Views:  672   Comments: 0
AM 66 (ALCO C420) After Repainting
Title:  AM 66 (ALCO C420) After Repainting
Description:  ex D&H (see picture in this album) now in fresh A&M paint Date Approximate at Cobb Switch just North of Van Buren. Trademark Bell on cab is easily seen.
Photo Date:  1/1/1996  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 5:12:30 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 66(C420)
Views:  403   Comments: 0
AM 18 (Alco T6)
Title:  AM 18 (Alco T6)
Description:  Arkansas & Missouri Railroad uses ALCO T6 Switchers (usually 2 or more MUed together) on the southern end of ex-Frisco trackage. Between Van Buren & Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Photo Date:  1/5/1996  Upload Date: 5/28/2007 4:58:11 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 18(T6)
Views:  367   Comments: 0
AM 12 & 14 (ALCO T6)
Title:  AM 12 & 14 (ALCO T6)
Description:  The AM Uses Multiple T6's for local Switching in Ft Smith & Van Buern Arkansas on ex-SLSF (Frisco) Trackage.
Photo Date:  3/1/1996  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 4:25:54 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 12(T6) AM 14(T6)
Views:  637   Comments: 0
UP 6875 (GE AC4400CW)
Title:  UP 6875 (GE AC4400CW)
Description:  Both Units (6875 & 6853) Ordered by CNW prior to April 1995 Merger but delivered in UP paint November 1995.
Photo Date:  3/1/1996  Upload Date: 10/30/2006 11:09:55 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 6875(AC44CW)
Views:  269   Comments: 0
AM 44 (ALCO C420)
Title:  AM 44 (ALCO C420)
Description:  All Alco Railroad Arkansas & Missouri runs on ex-Frisco tracks (Cobb Switch by Timetable) Date Approximate
Photo Date:  6/1/1996  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 3:27:08 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 44(C420)
Views:  343   Comments: 0
AM 46 & 64 (ALCO C420s)
Title:  AM 46 & 64 (ALCO C420s)
Description:  Timetable location is Cobb Switch on ex-Frisco tracks just North of Van Buren MP 408 Date Approximate
Photo Date:  6/1/1996  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 3:29:47 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 46(C420) AM 64(C420)
Views:  399   Comments: 0
UP 9130 (C40-8) & CR 5634 (SD60I)
Title:  UP 9130 (C40-8) & CR 5634 (SD60I)
Description:  Leaving Van Buren, Arkansas on the way to Coffeeville, Kansas on former Missouri Pacific Trackage.
Photo Date:  8/1/1996  Upload Date: 5/28/2007 5:03:41 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 9130(C40-8) CR 5634(SD60I)
Views:  299   Comments: 0
AM 48 (ALCO C420)
Title:  AM 48 (ALCO C420)
Description:  One of the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad's C420s on the All ALCO Railroad at Cobb Switch Just North of Van Buren Date Approximate
Photo Date:  11/10/1996  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 4:09:45 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 48(C420)
Views:  389   Comments: 0
AM 64 & 62 (ALCO C420s)
Title:  AM 64 & 62 (ALCO C420s)
Description:  By Timetable the location is Cobb Switch Just North of Van Buren on ex-SLSF trackage. Date Approximate
Photo Date:  11/11/1996  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 4:20:07 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories: 
Locomotives:  AM 64(C420) AM 62(C420)
Views:  417   Comments: 0
AM 14 (Alco T6)
Title:  AM 14 (Alco T6)
Description:  Arkansas & Missouri Runs on ex-Frisco Track. These Switchers are used between Van Buren & Fort Smith Arkansas at The Southern End of their Trackage.
Photo Date:  12/10/1996  Upload Date: 5/28/2007 4:56:49 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 14(T6)
Views:  432   Comments: 0
AM 14 (Alco T6)
Title:  AM 14 (Alco T6)
Description:  Arkansas & Missouri T6 at Van Buren, Arkansas. These units are used on this section of ex-Frisco trackage between Van Buren & Fort Smith Arkansas.
Photo Date:  12/10/1996  Upload Date: 5/28/2007 4:57:34 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 14(T6)
Views:  401   Comments: 0
AM 68 (ALCO C420)
Title:  AM 68 (ALCO C420)
Description:  Waiting to go North to Sprindale from Cobb Switch (Van Buren, AR) after light snowfall.
Photo Date:  11/1/1997  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 4:24:32 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Winter,Action
Locomotives:  AM 68(C420)
Views:  439   Comments: 0
AM 48 (Alco C420) Derailed
Title:  AM 48 (Alco C420) Derailed
Description:  Loco's 48 and 46 (behind 48) split Cobb Switch just North of Van Buren. Units have split the switch and Moved rails and ties of the siding about 5 feet towards main. Oh, The Engines are on the ground too. Album contains another shot from the other end clearly showing AM 46 on the ground.
Photo Date:  2/1/1998  Upload Date: 10/26/2006 3:32:21 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Wreck,Action
Locomotives:  AM 48(C420)
Views:  449   Comments: 0
Oops! AM 46 & 48 (Alco C420s) on ground
Title:  Oops! AM 46 & 48 (Alco C420s) on ground
Description:  Two Arknasas & Missouri C420 Locomotives split a switch. Switch is behind 2 loco. Slow speed at this point derailed only the 2 A&M Locos. Engine weight has moved the siding rails & ties about 5 feet towards the Center main.
Photo Date:  2/1/1998  Upload Date: 6/9/2007 11:51:38 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Wreck,Action
Locomotives:  AM 46(C420) AM 48(C420)
Views:  558   Comments: 0
SP 8173 (C44-9W)
Title:  SP 8173 (C44-9W)
Description:  Not yet Patched Southern Pacific Unit. Since it's headed to North Little Rock, maybe also a new Jenks UP paint shop trip is included.
Photo Date:  2/2/1998  Upload Date: 5/28/2007 6:02:45 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  SP 8173(C44-9W)
Views:  306   Comments: 0
SSW 9262 (SD45T-2)
Title:  SSW 9262 (SD45T-2)
Description:  This unit and the SP in front are headed to North Little Rock from Van Buren Arkansas. Could it be that both units have a date with the UP's Jenks paint shop?
Photo Date:  2/2/1998  Upload Date: 5/28/2007 6:04:14 PM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SSW 9262(SD45T-2)
Views:  353   Comments: 0
AM 18 AM 14 AM 12 (All T6s) & AM 44 (C420)
Title:  AM 18 AM 14 AM 12 (All T6s) & AM 44 (C420)
Description:  3 Arkansas & Missouri T6's make set-outs & pick-ups for Ft Smith at Copp Switch (North End of Van Buren Arkansas) While C420's wait to go North. AM runs on ex-Frisco (BN) trackage between Monett MO and Ft Smith AR.
Photo Date:  12/12/1998  Upload Date: 5/31/2007 11:01:51 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Richard Sprouse
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  AM 18(T6) AM 14(T6) AM 12(T6) AM 44(C420)
Views:  950   Comments: 2


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