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By:Rick Morgan
Dates:1/1/1974 - 12/31/2007
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Rock Island in Cherry Red
Title:  Rock Island in Cherry Red
Description:  Rock Island received 20 GP40s from EMD in 1970 with the financial help of UP, which were numbered in the 4700 series in anticipation of a merger with the bigger road that never ocurred. They ended up going to the UP after the Rock's 1980 shutdown, 4705 becoming UP 636. It has since become MNA 4014.
Photo Date:  12/18/1975  Upload Date: 4/29/2008 7:38:07 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4705(GP40)
Views:  409   Comments: 0
CRIP 4153
Title:  CRIP 4153
Description:  Rock Island F9A 4153 in cherry red at El Reno in Dec 1975; the ex UP 517.
Photo Date:  12/18/1975  Upload Date: 5/30/2009 10:35:43 AM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4153(F9AM)
Views:  462   Comments: 0
CRIP 4154
Title:  CRIP 4154
Description:  Another ex-UP F9A on the Rock Island- 4154 sits at the El Reno wash rack in December 1975. Built as an F3A in 1948, it was rebuilt as an F9A IN 1958 and sold to the RI in 1972
Photo Date:  12/18/1975  Upload Date: 5/30/2009 10:35:53 AM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4154(F9AM)
Views:  926   Comments: 0
Santa Fe in Clinton
Title:  Santa Fe in Clinton
Description:  ATSF GP7U 2003 sits in downtown Clinton OK in 1976
Photo Date:  1/7/1976  Upload Date: 1/31/2011 12:45:11 PM
Location:  Clinton, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  ATSF 2003(GP7u)
Views:  339   Comments: 1
The Rock Works Enid
Title:  The Rock Works Enid
Description:  Rock Island GP7 4434 has a Katy covered hopper in tow as it works in Enid Oklahoma. It's the former RI 1236 and would become CNW 4109. The open auto rack next to it appears to have a load of Ford pick-ups.
Photo Date:  5/9/1976  Upload Date: 8/13/2010 9:20:48 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4434(GP7R)
Views:  391   Comments: 2
SLSF GP7 512
Title:  SLSF GP7 512
Description:  Frisco GP7 512 at Enid, OK in May 1976; very typical of the Geeps that the road used on its many branches to gather grain.
Photo Date:  5/9/1976  Upload Date: 4/6/2012 5:41:28 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SLSF 512(GP7)
Views:  203   Comments: 0
SLSF GP7 521
Title:  SLSF GP7 521
Description:  Frisco GP7 521 at Enid in May 1976; one of five in the yard during that visit.
Photo Date:  5/9/1976  Upload Date: 4/6/2012 5:41:52 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SLSF 521(GP7)
Views:  129   Comments: 1
Frisco at Enid
Title:  Frisco at Enid
Description:  SLSF GP7 526 idles in the yard at Enid OK in May 1976
Photo Date:  5/10/1976  Upload Date: 8/13/2010 9:20:30 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SLSF 526(GP7)
Views:  192   Comments: 1
The Red Carpet Line
Title:  The Red Carpet Line
Description:  The Northwest Oklahoma RR operates a short piece of former MKT trackage out of Woodward. Here 44T no1 works cars in town during a May 1976 visit.
Photo Date:  5/10/1976  Upload Date: 2/20/2008 11:11:58 PM
Location:  Woodward, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NOKL 1(44Tonner)
Views:  927   Comments: 0
SLSF GP38-2 478
Title:  SLSF GP38-2 478
Description:  Frisco GP38-2 478 at Chelsea Ok; only about six months old in May 1977. The train was powered by 478, U25B 802, and GP38-2s 419/676.
Photo Date:  5/12/1977  Upload Date: 6/2/2012 10:20:24 AM
Location:  Chelsea, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SLSF 478(GP38-2)
Views:  194   Comments: 1
SLSF GP35 713
Title:  SLSF GP35 713
Description:  Frisco GP35 713 is shown in the Tulsa engine facility in May 1977. It became BN 2563 in 1980.
Photo Date:  5/12/1977  Upload Date: 10/13/2008 10:21:33 PM
Location:  Tulsa, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SLSF 713(GP35)
Views:  482   Comments: 1
The units may be blue but the books are red
Title:  The units may be blue but the books are red
Description:  The Rock's light blue was certainly a cheery color, but it didn't stave off the eventual 1980 collapse of the line.
Photo Date:  5/13/1977  Upload Date: 2/9/2008 7:04:54 PM
Location:  El Reno, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CRIP 4306(GP38-2) CRIP 4317(GP38-2)
Views:  1161   Comments: 3
Katy's Kovered Wagons
Title:  Katy's Kovered Wagons
Description:  A pair of MKT Fs idle at Oklahoma City in May 1977. 72C is an F7A, mate 78C is an FP7. That's the shell of the former MKT roundhouse in the background.
Photo Date:  5/13/1977  Upload Date: 2/10/2008 3:50:06 PM
Location:  Oklahoma City, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  MKT 72C(F7A)
Views:  872   Comments: 0
PC Black in the Sooner State
Title:  PC Black in the Sooner State
Description:  Conrail GP38-2 7977 is still in PC black and leased to the Katy for operation on the OK&T line out of Enid.
Photo Date:  7/6/1983  Upload Date: 6/21/2013 9:40:51 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CR 7977(GP38-2)
Views:  157   Comments: 1
On the OKKT
Title:  On the OKKT
Description:  A pair of MKT GP7s switch the former RI yard in Enid in July 1983. At this time the Katy was operating a portion of former Rock trackage as the Oklahoma-Kansas-Texas (OKKT)
Photo Date:  7/6/1983  Upload Date: 1/14/2008 7:54:42 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MKT 111(GP7)
Views:  690   Comments: 1
Conrail on the OKKT
Title:  Conrail on the OKKT
Description:  The acquisition of a part of the former north-south Rock Island between Texas and Kansas by the MKT in 1980-81 led to the creation of the OKKT. The Katy leased a number of locomotives from Conrail to help move traffic on the 'new' line; here three CR GP38/38-2s and an MKT GP40 move a freight north at Kremlin OK.
Photo Date:  7/6/1983  Upload Date: 3/16/2008 9:54:08 AM
Location:  Kremlin, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  CR 8188(GP38-2)
Views:  270   Comments: 0
Earth Tones
Title:  Earth Tones
Description:  A pair of Farmrail GP7s sit by the road's former RI station in Elk City OK during the summer of 1983. Both units ("Caddo" and "Kiowa") are ex FEC and now off the roster.
Photo Date:  7/7/1983  Upload Date: 8/18/2008 10:57:50 PM
Location:  Elk City, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  FMRC 620(GP7) FMRC 617(GP7)
Views:  435   Comments: 1
ATSF 3032
Title:  ATSF 3032
Description:  Santa Fe GP20U 3032 sits at the engine facility in Clinton OK in July 1983
Photo Date:  7/7/1983  Upload Date: 7/9/2009 9:18:43 PM
Location:  Clinton, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  ATSF 3032(GP20u)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
Diamond in the Rough
Title:  Diamond in the Rough
Description:  The remains of the of the diamonds of the former Frisco/KCS crossing at Poteau, OK.
Photo Date:  9/16/1989  Upload Date: 8/6/2010 12:22:44 AM
Location:  Poteau, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  277   Comments: 2
KCS 788
Title:  KCS 788
Description:  KCS GP40 788 (ex IC/ICG 3052) at the Heavener OK engine facility. power for the Arkansas Western line to Waldron.
Photo Date:  9/16/1989  Upload Date: 8/27/2008 10:04:44 PM
Location:  Heavener, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 788(GP40)
Views:  214   Comments: 0
KCS Triple Seven
Title:  KCS Triple Seven
Description:  KCS 777 (ex IC/ICG 3040) sits at the Heavener OK engine facility as part of a quartet of GP40s assigned to work the AW branch.
Photo Date:  9/16/1989  Upload Date: 8/27/2008 10:05:08 PM
Location:  Heavener, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 777(GP40)
Views:  249   Comments: 0
Paired SD40-2s at Heavener
Title:  Paired SD40-2s at Heavener
Description:  KCS SD40-2s idle at the Heavener OK engine facility
Photo Date:  9/16/1989  Upload Date: 12/31/2012 10:41:15 AM
Location:  Heavener, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 684(SD40-2) KCS 682(SD40-2)
Views:  136   Comments: 0
Off the beaten path
Title:  Off the beaten path
Description:  KCS' Heavener OK engine terminal is about as remote as you can get in Oklahoma. It's located in the far eastern part of the state among the Ouachita Mountains and is used for servicing helpers and local power. Here groups of SD40-2s and GP40s are shown.
Photo Date:  9/16/1989  Upload Date: 2/4/2008 10:39:06 PM
Location:  Heavener, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  KCS 678(SD40-2)
Views:  446   Comments: 0
KCS SD40-2 661
Title:  KCS SD40-2 661
Description:  KCS white SD40-2 leads a train at Heavener OK in the late afternoon light. It's trailed by two sisters; 637 and 665.
Photo Date:  9/16/1989  Upload Date: 6/25/2009 9:19:13 PM
Location:  Heavener, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  KCS 661(SD40-2)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
UP's Muskogee yard
Title:  UP's Muskogee yard
Description:  UP B23-7 4627 dominates this shot made at the former MKT yard in Muskogee OK. BN power, off the former SLSF line into town, rests in the background
Photo Date:  9/16/1989  Upload Date: 1/20/2008 9:17:25 AM
Location:  Muskogee, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  MP 4627(B23-7)
Views:  358   Comments: 0
UP Local on the Midland Valley
Title:  UP Local on the Midland Valley
Description:  A UP local runs south on the Midland Valley sub towards Stigler OK in September 1989. The lead unit is MP GP38-2 2240, with MKT GP40 205 trailing. This local came out of the former MV Muskogee (Shopton) yard; the line has since been abandoned.
Photo Date:  9/16/1989  Upload Date: 10/15/2008 9:42:52 PM
Location:  Porum, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  MP 2240(GP38-2)
Views:  559   Comments: 1
BN Power at Madill
Title:  BN Power at Madill
Description:  A pair of BN units sit at the former Frisco yard in Madill OK.
Photo Date:  9/17/1989  Upload Date: 8/6/2010 12:23:11 AM
Location:  Madill, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BN 2875(GP39M) BN 2803(GP39M)
Views:  208   Comments: 1
UP 3666 heading south
Title:  UP 3666 heading south
Description:  A UP freight approaches the diamonds at McAlester OK on the former KATY.
Photo Date:  9/17/1989  Upload Date: 2/2/2008 12:27:25 AM
Location:  McAlester, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  UP 3666(SD40-2)
Views:  307   Comments: 2
Passing over US69
Title:  Passing over US69
Description:  An LMX B39-8E leads a B30-7AB northbound at Quapaw OK on the former Frisco. That's US route 69 underneath.
Photo Date:  1/4/1995  Upload Date: 1/26/2008 11:15:19 PM
Location:  Quapaw, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  LMX 8521(B39-8E)
Views:  321   Comments: 1
WB stacks and autos
Title:  WB stacks and autos
Description:  Enid is one of my favorite railroad towns in the country- lots of action and huge grain elevators that dominate the skyline. Here a WB BNSF stack train closes the UP diamonds behind C44 4602 and a GP50.
Photo Date:  7/22/2001  Upload Date: 2/3/2008 7:33:13 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4602(C44-9W)
Views:  214   Comments: 0
The Fairmont Factor
Title:  The Fairmont Factor
Description:  Fairmont OK, located about 11 miles east of Enid, at one time featured a diamond where the Frisco and Santa Fe crossed. As of 2001 the former ATSF branch south to Guthrie was abandoned but the BNSF used the line west to Enid (curving to the right here) as its "Main One", giving the road a short stretch of dual trackage into Enid.
Photo Date:  7/22/2001  Upload Date: 5/15/2009 8:50:02 PM
Location:  Fairmont, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Signal
Locomotives:  BNSF 4524(C44-9W)
Views:  234   Comments: 0
Enid Switcher
Title:  Enid Switcher
Description:  UP GP38-2 1821 idles at Enid OK in between sessions as the yard switcher in the former OKKT (RI) facility. This unit started in 1972 as MP 907 and, as of 2009, is up to its sixth number, currently being assigned UP 321.
Photo Date:  7/22/2001  Upload Date: 9/23/2009 10:42:26 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  UP 1821(GP38-2)
Views:  152   Comments: 2
Grain and Trains
Title:  Grain and Trains
Description:  Railroads and grain elevators go together- this is the BNSF engine facility at Enid OK
Photo Date:  7/22/2001  Upload Date: 1/22/2008 9:40:29 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Yard
Locomotives:  BNSF 1524(GP28M) BNSF 571(B40-8W)
Views:  374   Comments: 0
Flying through Gene Autry
Title:  Flying through Gene Autry
Description:  Gene Autry Oklahoma- named in 1941 for local ranch owner and 'Singing Cowboy' who died in 1998, sits on the BNSF's former Santa Fe line and witnesses the twice daily passage of Amtrak's "Heartland Flyer" as it runs between Oklahoma City and Ft Worth. Today's version has "Cabbage" 90208 leading three cars and a pair of P42s (41 and 121) working in the push mode. The Flyer doesn't stop at Gene Autry- but Ardmore is only a few miles further down the road.
Photo Date:  7/22/2001  Upload Date: 3/9/2008 9:36:10 AM
Location:  Gene Autry, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AMTK 90208(NPCU)
Views:  433   Comments: 2
Trail's End
Title:  Trail's End
Description:  The ATSF line between Guthrie and Enid Oklahoma was abandoned up to Fairmont in 1998. This shot is at Fairmont looking SSW; the part west of Fairmont, which roughly parallels the old Frisco, continues as a second main into Enid.
Photo Date:  7/22/2001  Upload Date: 3/15/2008 10:41:39 AM
Location:  Fairmont, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives: 
Views:  342   Comments: 0
WTJR GP7 4370
Title:  WTJR GP7 4370
Description:  WTJR 4370 sitting on the road's isolated line at Waurika OK
Photo Date:  7/23/2001  Upload Date: 8/15/2010 11:35:46 AM
Location:  Waurika, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  WTJR 4370(GP7u)
Views:  303   Comments: 1
NB Grain Empty in Oklahoma
Title:  NB Grain Empty in Oklahoma
Description:  Two units run a northbound empty grain train on the former RI line in central Oklahoma. Enid is only a few miles ahead.
Photo Date:  7/23/2001  Upload Date: 4/27/2014 10:22:07 AM
Location:  Hennessey, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  SP 378(AC44CW)
Views:  99   Comments: 2
CNW SD40-2 6858
Title:  CNW SD40-2 6858
Description:  CNW SD40-2 6858 on a southbound UP train at Chickasha OK in 2001. This is former OK&T and Rock Island trackage.
Photo Date:  7/23/2001  Upload Date: 6/21/2013 9:39:59 PM
Location:  Chickasha, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  CNW 6858(SD40-2)
Views:  127   Comments: 0
Farmrail at dawn
Title:  Farmrail at dawn
Description:  Farmrail geeps face the rising sun at Enid in July 2001. 8255, the Wichita, is paired with 8272, the Saux-Fox.
Photo Date:  7/23/2001  Upload Date: 5/1/2008 9:25:17 PM
Location:  Enid, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  FMRC 8255(GP10)
Views:  223   Comments: 0
UP 5777
Title:  UP 5777
Description:  Former Cotton Belt GP60, now UP 5777, leads a train at Chickasha OK in the summer of 2001. A CNW SD40-2 and UP B30-7A trail.
Photo Date:  7/23/2001  Upload Date: 1/20/2008 9:17:55 AM
Location:  Chickasha, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  UP 5777(GP60)
Views:  366   Comments: 1
Running East at Boise City
Title:  Running East at Boise City
Description:  BNSF 6337 brings a coal train through Boise Cy Oklahoma. Two units up front are matched by a pair oF DPUs on the rear.
Photo Date:  7/26/2010  Upload Date: 7/29/2010 9:58:28 PM
Location:  Boise City, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 6337(ES44AC)
Views:  176   Comments: 0
Empty Ribbon Rail Train
Title:  Empty Ribbon Rail Train
Description:  Two units, BNSF 5033 and 4483, bring an empty ribbon rail train through Boise Cy OK in July 2010.
Photo Date:  7/26/2010  Upload Date: 7/29/2010 9:58:41 PM
Location:  Boise City, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5033(C44-9W)
Views:  238   Comments: 0
GP30 in Sooner Land
Title:  GP30 in Sooner Land
Description:  NIWX 815 ("Robert Conrad") sits in the small yard for Blackwell Northern Gateway (BNG) RY. It was the only power present during this visit on the 35 mile shortline.
Photo Date:  3/27/2014  Upload Date: 3/27/2014 10:56:23 PM
Location:  Blackwell, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  NIWX 815(GP30)
Views:  281   Comments: 4
Waiting at Ponca City
Title:  Waiting at Ponca City
Description:  BNSF GE 5313 waits for its next call to duty at Ponca City OK
Photo Date:  3/27/2014  Upload Date: 3/27/2014 10:56:02 PM
Location:  Ponca City, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 5313(C44-9W)
Views:  27   Comments: 0
Rock Island depot, Ponca City
Title:  Rock Island depot, Ponca City
Description:  Ponca City Oklahoma is famous as the home of Phillips 66 Oil and the Santa Fe presence was always dominant, but it also was at the end of a 55 mile Rock Island branch that ran from Enid. The end of the line was marked by the road's mission-style depot on So. 3rd Street. The former RI depot at Ponca City OK. As of 1979 the line was covered by a tri-weekly turn out of Enid that was limited to a 10MPH speed limit. The route was operated by the North Central Oklahoma RR 1982 to 1983 and finally abandoned.
Photo Date:  3/27/2014  Upload Date: 3/27/2014 10:55:29 PM
Location:  Ponca City, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
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Views:  100   Comments: 1
Stacks and Pigs Across the Prairie
Title:  Stacks and Pigs Across the Prairie
Description:  A hot BNSF stack and pig train races across the Oklahoma prairie on former Santa Fe trackage.
Photo Date:  3/27/2014  Upload Date: 3/27/2014 10:57:42 PM
Location:  Marland, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 7883(ES44DC)
Views:  52   Comments: 4
BNSF in Ponca City
Title:  BNSF in Ponca City
Description:  The depot at Ponca City, OK; looking north. The location is dwarfed by the long unused grain elevator and the Santa Fe cantilever signal masts are out of service. As late as 1955 Ponca City still had six daily trains, including the Texas Chief and Kansas Cityan/Chicagoan. Passenger service ended here under Amtrak in October 1979.
Photo Date:  12/25/2014  Upload Date: 3/29/2014 8:21:21 PM
Location:  Ponca City, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
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Views:  76   Comments: 0
Reading Signals at Afton
Title:  Reading Signals at Afton
Description:  11:20 AM at Afton OK on the former Frisco, now BNSF. While the main track heads off towards Springfield, MO, the signals show an EB is cleared to move to the middle track and then turn left on the line to Quapaw and Kansas City.
Photo Date:  2/25/2015  Upload Date: 2/25/2015 6:26:21 PM
Location:  Afton, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
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Views:  52   Comments: 2
Coal Train at Afton OK
Title:  Coal Train at Afton OK
Description:  An empty BNSF coal train makes the crossover from the Springfield main and prepares to turn onto the former Frisco line to Kansas City
Photo Date:  2/25/2015  Upload Date: 2/25/2015 6:26:48 PM
Location:  Afton, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
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Views:  38   Comments: 0
Local Power at Claremore
Title:  Local Power at Claremore
Description:  Three BNSF units sit on a spur in Claremore OK on a Wednesday afternoon. GP39-2 2712 and GE 4439 trail. This is old Frisco territory.
Photo Date:  2/25/2015  Upload Date: 2/25/2015 6:25:56 PM
Location:  Claremore, OK
Author:  Rick Morgan
Categories: 
Locomotives:  BNSF 1756(SD40-2)
Views:  61   Comments: 1


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