'Twas the Wednesday before Christmas And driving his white truck, Was Friscobob, our hero, Looking for railfanning luck. He left Sherman TX On a cool frosty morn To visit the daughter Of his second-oldest born. With a load full of toys And clothes in his cab Our hero rolled north On the wide concrete slab. His first stop was Wilburton Down 270 way, Where he saw some neat engines That were, he thought, A-OK: A B23-7 A former CSX, In RI red & yellow Next to two GE wrecks. Another B23, And a Super-7 rebuild, To pull a string of coal hoppers And have them all filled At an on-line coal loader At Red Oak, to the east. Then back west to McAlester For the Big Yellow Beast. This track was once owned By the CRI&P, \ And ran east from New Mexico To Memphis, Tennessee. It's now still intact to Elk City and eastward to Howe, But in either direction No tracks exist now. So on down the highway Ran our railfanning hero Hoping his KCS chasing Would not total zero. At a spot north of Heavener He came face-to-face With a grimy gray engine He knew as the "Big Ace"! This one locomotive Was the sole power for A long string of hoppers Stretching back more & more.