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Brakeman rides GM&O Alco across Hwy 79352 viewsA brakeman rides the Alco, presumably on its way back from the CB&Q yard with some cars. Note the old dumptruck waiting at the crossing to left. The large building at far-left is the Wells Lamont glove factory.
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GM&O Alcos transfer some cars in Louisiana375 viewsA pair of GM&O FA1s transfer some cars to the CB&Q along what the crews called the 'transfer' track, the north leg of the wye in Louisiana, MO.
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LS&I gondola on transfer track...365 viewsA LS&I gondola (built in 1914) appears to be sitting on the transfer track between the CB&Q & GM&O in Louisiana, MO.
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Mow Equipment on the transfer track in 2003313 viewsAs of 2015 the gondola was still around, but in pretty sad shape.
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NYC gondola on transfer track...385 viewsSeveral gondolas and a boxcar sitting on the transfer track awaiting movement between the GM&O and CB&Q.
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PRR flatcar with load on transfer track...505 viewsPRR flatcar being tranferred between the CB&Q and GM&O.
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PRR express reefer at Louisiana, MO.512 viewsA Pennsylvania express reefer being transferred between the GM&O and CB&Q at Louisiana, MO. Next in line appears to be a NP reefer as well.
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Vintage boxcars in freight train, Louisiana, MO424 viewsNice view of a Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo wood outside-braced boxcar on the transfer tracks between the CB&Q and GM&O.
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alton 4586 louisiana mo 1948314 views
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B&O and MP boxcars in Louisiana, MO413 viewsFrom Bill Hirt: The B&O car is a repaint, series 271500-272499 XM. 40' Steel 1923 ARA Proposed Standard Box w/6' Door Opening. ARA Car Builder Sliding Door. Class M-26c. Built 1928 by Baltimore Car & Foundry. IH 8' 7". Series #271500-272499. Photo in B&O Color Guide on p63. Photos in Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Volume 18 on p64 p73 & p75.

The MP car is from MP series 47000-47999 built 1925 by ACF. These cars were rebuilt by MP to steel boxcars in the same series in the early 1950s.
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GM&O buildings on the mainline288 viewsSome GM&O buildings for the speeder and other tools on the GM&O mainline looking west.
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Northbound CB&Q Mikado from St. Louis323 viewsA Q freight from St. Louis heads northbound into Louisiana, MO. It has just crossed the GM&O mainline and is crossing the Noix Creek bridge just south of town.
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CB&Q scale test car, Louisiana, MO414 viewsNice view of a scale test car in the CB&Q yard.
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CB&Q work train, Louisiana, MO.330 viewsA CB&Q MoW train sits at Louisiana, MO.
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CB&Q Mikado heads south to St. Louis397 viewsA CB&Q 2-8-2 fires up and begins its freight drag to St. Louis on the K-line from Louisiana, MO.
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Reefer and CB&Q Express Baggage car at Louisiana, MO.357 viewsThe express baggage car (CB&Q 8758) was an ex-WWII troop kitchen car, and was often used in Louisiana for loading trees and plants from Stark Bros Nursery.
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CB&Q express baggage 8758 at Louisiana, MO.362 viewsThis car was an ex-WWII troop kitchen car, and was often used in Louisiana for loading trees and plants from Stark Bros Nursery. Thanks to ex-Q railroader Archie Hayden for the info.
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CB&Q MoW train458 viewsA CB&Q flatcar with a load of lumber is part of a CB&Q MoW work train in Louisiana, MO.
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Reefers and boxcar in CB&Q freight333 viewsSeveral reefers and an outside-braced box car make up the end of a CB&Q freight headed north.
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Vintage boxcars in freight train, Louisiana, MO372 viewsA Canadian National boxcar is tailed by an L&N boxcar. This is possibly on the GM&O mainline. From Bill Hirt: CN XM 40' 1937 AAR Steel Box w/6' Door Opening. Youngstown Sliding Door. Built 1937-38 by National Steel Car. Hutchins Roof. IH 10'. Series #472000-472999.
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