Frisco power on the Southern Pacific near Ferris, TX

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Frisco power on the Southern Pacific near Ferris, TX

Tipped off by the operator at Belt Junction, I headed south from Dallas. Driving on Interstate 45, I was approaching Ferris listening to my scanner when I heard the head brakeman tell the engineer, "Back up 300 cars to a joint."

Southern Pacific train with Frisco power near Ferris, TX

On November 1, 1980 SLSF engines 843, 900, and 922 have set out a bad order car at Ferris and have re-coupled to their train north of town. The train will meet a northbound train at Ferris. Disk 98