Monday, May 02, 2005

A look back at the trains of yesteryear

The Frisco: A Look Back at the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway is an online exhibit of the Springfield-Greene County Library in Springfield, MO. What's on this site?
This digital collection presents several groups of records which were previously held by the now defunct Frisco Museum in Springfield, Missouri. Postcards, employee information cards, Frisco employee magazines, and photographs have been chosen to tell the story of the railroad. The Museum collection is privately owned and not available for public research.
The pictures, postcards and employee magazines on the site show life in an era where trains ruled. You can see equipment, buildings, people and even train wrecks!

The site may evoke feelings of nostalgia for an era that you didn't even know. It's worth taking a peak at it during a coffee break.

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