My Only Train Ride

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concern to of bureau a 10 in oth- lt f s 'Farewell Day for Trains Today was "Farewell Day" for Norfolk and Western Railway Co. passenger trains operating between St. Louis and Kansas City. Many persons along the route were getting their last look at the trains as service endej today by permission of the Public Service Commission. A number of groups of children took short rides on the trains. It was the first ride for many of them, and perhaps the last. A group from Brunswick arrived here today on Train 210 at 1:13 p.m. and 49 school children and three adults of the Paris elementary schools were passengers or* the final run of the train to Mexico. Yesterday 210 was several hours late. Train 209 was scheduled to arrive here at 4:39 this afternoon. Last Crew Members Members of the crew of eastbound 210, making its final run today, were: Engineer, Clyde W. McCollough; conductor, R. L. Williams; fireman, R. E. Brooks; and flagman, L. H. Frazier. They took 209 to Kansas City last night for their final run westward. Taking 210 from here to St. Louis this afternoon to complete Its final run were-. Engineer, William Genitz; conductor, R. L. Williams; fireman, R. D. Birge; and Flagman, L.H. Frazier. Bringing 209 here from St.. Louis tliis evening were: Engineer, T. J. Whitesides; conductor, R. C. Dempsey; fireman, L. L. Miller; and flag- man, M. H. Earsom. Taking 209 from here to Kansas Cily, closing out the passenger business by the N and W, were to be: Engineer, Ed Murry; conductor, W. G. McGin(Continued On Page 3) FIRST AND LAST TRAIN RIDE--For many in this group who came to Moberly Wednesday from Salisbury it was their first train ride. They are from the Salem Lutheran School at Forest Green, boarded the train at Salisbury and are shown as they got off the train at Moberly, The younsters returned to their homes by school bus. The trip was made to give the youths o chance to ride a train--a chance will not come easily in the future, os the Norfolk and Western is discontinuing passenger service in Missouri. (Monitor-Index Photo by P, K. Weis)

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  1. Moberly Monitor-Index,
  2. 17 Apr 1969, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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