Joe Falvey's Collection
By:Joe Falvey
Dates:5/1/1968 - 8/31/1991
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The Last Eagle
Title:  The Last Eagle
Description:  Hi everyone, I'm Joe Falvey, former MP/UP Road Foreman of Engines for the Poplar Bluff Area from 1968-1991. I have had Zach Pumphery start this archive so I can display some of my hundreds of shots that I had taken on the job during my career or collected. I had worked on the TP/MP in San Antonio before I was transfered up here in 1968. Any who, this is supposed to be the last northbound Missouri Pacific Texas Eagle, train number 22. As you can see it was 2 cars long and everything by that time was Jenks Blue. The photo was taken in front of the Poplar Bluff depot.
Photo Date:  9/1/1968  Upload Date: 12/14/2004 7:14:04 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Joe Falvey
Locomotives:  MP 40(E8A)
Views:  4688   Comments: 21
MP Yards
Title:  MP Yards
Description:  Here if you look off in the distance you can see the then new highway overpass. In the foreground there are some former Rock Island units, the Rock had been gone 4 years by the time of this photo, and the MP 2 years. The track they are sitting on by the fuel tanks and sanding towers no longer exist, as most of the tracks from this era. The Mo-Pac's U23B's had the bad luck of a high percentage involved in wrecks for the number of locos on the system. A number of these units in turn needed cab replacment, and since MoPac had EMD parts readily on hand, the GE units were fitted with the boxier EMD-style crew cabs. Hybrid units, like #4528(now in it's third numbering), would have a look distinct to the MoPac.
Photo Date:  5/18/1984  Upload Date: 12/15/2004 11:23:39 PM
Location:  Poplar Bluff, MO
Author:  Joe Falvey
Locomotives:  MP 4528(U23B)
Views:  1043   Comments: 2

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