John W Barriger III Photos of FS/VB

Kamsas City Southern

The shuttle passenger train to Spiro is seen in Union Station Ft Smith.
SF Jct from the rear of a KCS passenger train prior to the 1943 flood of the Poteau River which washed out the track in Baden Bottoms.

Missouri Pacific and Frisco

These photos were all taken from the Garrison Ave Free Bridge. The first shows the MP/AC station at the west end of Garrison Ave, across from the 1910 Frisco Station.
This view shows a Frisco southbound train which appears to be the mixed train for Mansfield branch.
This shot from the Garrison Ave Free Bridge shows the Helen Gould StLIR&S/MP bridge across the Arkansas River.

J W Barriger III Library at the University of Missouri - St Louis

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