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The Freedom Train 60th Anniversary Reunion

The 2007 60th Anniversary Freedom Train Reunion in Memphis, TN Sept 21-23.

The five US Marine Guards and one ALCO Engineer in attendance line up for a photograph around Larry & Johnnie Taylor's original Howard Fogg painting.

Top image L to R: Dave Watson, John Brown, Hank Steadman, John Alexander, John Cobb, Richard Beard.

Each Marine was there with his wife.

Second image L to R: John & Tillie Cobb, Hank & Lois Steadman, John & Ollie Brown, Dave & Corrinne Watson, John & Grace Alexander.

The reunion was hosted by the McCullough family. Their late patriach Jim McCullough had been one of the guards and his daughter Sherry and wife Jean have been instrumental in keeping the guards in contact with one another the last several years.

The train's #1 fan -- George Barker -- and his brother Ed were there with some of George's vast collection of Freedom Train memorabilia -- and a special t-shirt made for the occasion.

Mary Jayne Rowe and an unidentified gentleman (John Rowe?) were there with a commemorative postal cancel and hats (third image).

Larry & Johnnie Taylor brought their original Fogg painting to share (bottom image).

Todd & Linda Schannuth flew in for a day.

(Editor's note: You will not want for good food or hospitality at the McCullough place.)

Images: Sherry McCullough

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