Memphis Historical Railroad Pages

John Barriger Photos of Memphis

All train pictures appearing herein were taken prior to Nov. 21, 1980, when the FRISCO ceased to exist!
Memphis Central Station used by Illinois Central, Rock Island, and Frisco
Memphis Union Station used by Louisville and Nashville, Missouri Pacific, Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis, St. Louis-Southwestern, and Southern
Memphis Railroad Documents
These pages were made using generous contributions from: Ray Brown, Mike Condren, Steve Forest, Terry Foshee, Phil Gosney, Frank Greene, Bill Heinz, David Johnston, Elliott Kahn, Lyle Key, J. Parker Lamb, Alton Lanier, Louis Marre, John Martin (Little Rock), John Martin (Memphis), Andrew Oliva, Martin O'Toole, Bill Pollard, Bill Strong, Hugh Teaford, Robert Tomb, Bill White, Harold Williams, Mike Woodruff, Kenny Young, and other photographers whose identity remains unknown. The History Department of the Memphis/Shelby County Public Library and Information Center was the source for many of the items. Other items are from private collections.

Another Site, Ft. Smith/Van Buren Historical Railroad Pages

This site is maintained by the Arkansas Boston Mountains Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society located in Springdale, Arkansas
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