My photograph for the WPC:

Located in Tulsa, OK, the Frisco 45oo Meteor Locomotive has been restored and patiently awaits your viewing pleasure!

This particular train operated between Oklahoma City and St. Louis, by way of the St. Louis — San Francisco Railway, from 1944-1965. You can read Bob Foresman’s write up in the Tulsa World about fond memories he shared about this train here.

I’ve always had a fascination with trains, and I believe the wheels on this locomotive truly are spectacular. I can only imagine the many miles they have traversed and the countless passengers they have carried over the years they were in service. Who knows, maybe some of our relatives were transported to their destination by these very wheels!