Why Coonskins & Buzzsaws?

No model railroad layout claiming to represent Saint Louis in the nineteen-seventies would be complete without including the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway (FRISCO) and the Missouri Pacific Lines (MOPAC). Because of their shape, Frisco’s emblem was know as the ‘Frisco coonskin‘ and Missouri Pacific’s logo of this era was commonly…

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Front End Fest

Locomotives for three of the many railroads operating on the Saint Louis Lines pose for the official layout photographer as a couple of commuters at the station seem unimpressed at the spectacle. Locomotive power from left to right: Missouri Pacific (MoPac) U23B #2254, St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) GP38 #638, and…

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