Fast run on the Frisco

A freight engine pinch-hits on a passenger train, with surprising results
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During the mid-1930s, the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad started rebuilding low-drivered 2-10-2 freight locomotives into modern, high-horsepower, coal-burning 4-8-2s, also for freight service. The first series of these Mountain types was the big, h...

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Three stories written and photographed by Jim Shaughnessy.

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