"Welcome to Purcell!"
Amtrak's Phase IV Heritage P42 #184 leads the daily southbound Heartland Flyer into Purcell station in Oklahoma as the station master, Joe Ellis, waves on. more)
PURCELL OK -- This undated photo shows Santa Fe GP9 2944 at rest in the Purcell yard. I'm reasonably certain the picture was taken in the middle 1970s. Also, it was just about my first attempt pai... (more)
PURCELL OK April 1974 -- F7A 265C awaits its crew to continue its journey south. It will next change crews in Gainesville TX.
PURCELL OK July 1977 -- ATSF 3546 eases to a stop beside ATSF 328. Both trains were crewed by a short pool that operated between Arkansas City to Purcell and between Purcell and Gainesville. The... (more)
PURCELL OK May 31 1985 -- The engineer of AT&SF 8082 snags his orders. The train is traveling west (compass south). I must have viewed this scene hundreds of times but only rarely thought to photo... (more)
PURCELL OK Sept 1977 -- Santa Fe lease-power CN 4111 waits for a crew.
PURCELL OK Sept 1977 -- Three SDP40Fs accelerate the Lone Star on its southbound trek to Houston. This train usually drew only two units.
PURCELL OK April 1974 -- ATSF F7A 328 departs on a Purcell yard track on its way south. This short pool train (Arkansas City KS to Purcell OK pool) had to wait for a rested crew (Purcell OK to Gai... (more)
When Santa Fe's F passenger units began wearing out, new steam-boiler-equipped GE U28CG's began service on the trains to Texas. Two U28CG's bring northbound Train 16, "Texas Chief," into Purcell,... (more)