Category Archives: railroad

Earliest Recollections

Childhood memories of the steam engine and coal mining era in central Missouri Continue reading

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Hannibal Railfanning

Wabash Railroad Trains were  colorful when I was growing up in the late forties and early fifties. Passenger train themes, locomotive paint schemes, freight car slogans,  and cabooses that were rolling billboards, left over from the “glamour era” of the … Continue reading

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Bevier & Southern Railroad

One of my earliest personal memories is a visit to my grandparents’ house in Bevier, Missouri. My grandfather, William Thomas Vaughn, was pastor of the Baptist Church there. My family had traveled by a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad steam … Continue reading

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