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12/7/2019
 
 
 
 
 
Owner: Arkansas & Missouri
Model:Alco C420Built As:LHR 24 (C420)
Serial Number:3431-02Order No:21245
Frame Number:prime mover # 8914Built:12/1965
Notes:Ex-LHR 24
Other locos with this serial:  CR 2074(C420) AM 54(C420) LHR 24(C420)
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Made it across
Title:  Made it across
Description:  The northbound excursion is now coming off the bridge, which will return to the up positon til the train returns around 1500.
Photo Date:  2/11/2017  Upload Date: 2/16/2017 3:44:40 AM
Location:  Van Buren, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  AM 58(C420) AM 54(C420)
Views:  160   Comments: 2
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:  157   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:  132   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:  170   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:  201   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:  318   Comments: 1
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:  131   Comments: 1
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:  166   Comments: 1
Coming across
Title:  Coming across
Description:  Now the bridge is down, the train is crossing, and will shortly be in Fort Smith to drop its passengers.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/25/2017 4:40:15 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  108   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:  117   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:  122   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:  142   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:  126   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:  144   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:  101   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:  64   Comments: 0
Starting down
Title:  Starting down
Description:  Finally the horn sounded, and the lift span started down. Note the smashboards have lifted up as the structure descends.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/25/2017 3:57:07 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  89   Comments: 0
A little more
Title:  A little more
Description:  The bridge descent is now underway, but still a few more minutes til its ready for a train. The train still waits...
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/25/2017 4:12:18 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  83   Comments: 0
Half way
Title:  Half way
Description:  The bridge descent continues, about half way there now.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/25/2017 4:14:01 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  99   Comments: 0
Heading south
Title:  Heading south
Description:  I returned to the Fort Smith area the following Saturday to shoot the southbound excursion. Im in Ft Smith Park for this set. The train has pulled up on the bridge and is waiting for it to descend so it can get back to the station. It took a good 15 minutes for the bridge to start down. There was no river traffic during this time.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/25/2017 3:55:01 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  102   Comments: 0
Down!!
Title:  Down!!
Description:  The Arkansas River bridge is down, and the excursion can finally make the last leg of the trip to the Ft Smith Trolley Museum to drop its riders.
Photo Date:  2/18/2017  Upload Date: 2/25/2017 4:19:48 AM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Tom Beckett
Categories:  Scenic,Bridge,Passenger,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420) AM 52(C420)
Views:  101   Comments: 0
AM 54
Title:  AM 54
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/11/2017  Upload Date: 5/28/2017 12:57:36 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Connor Frasier
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420)
Views:  35   Comments: 0
AM 54
Title:  AM 54
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/11/2017  Upload Date: 5/28/2017 12:59:37 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Connor Frasier
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420)
Views:  46   Comments: 0
AM 54
Title:  AM 54
Description: 
Photo Date:  5/11/2017  Upload Date: 5/28/2017 1:00:13 PM
Location:  Fort Smith, AR
Author:  Connor Frasier
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  AM 54(C420)
Views:  78   Comments: 0


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