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Pole Bracing

Pole Bracing
yardmaster, Jan 18, 2018
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    • mountaincreekar
      long pole brace looks good.

      Here is another way.
      Two iron bars.
      Looks like 2 old Frisco long rail joint connectors
      . VVVVVVV
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      Two iron bars. Looks like 2 old Frisco long rail joint connectors. ^^^



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    • patrick flory
      Nice. There are many pole line details almost never modeled.
    • mountaincreekar

      The crossing photo here is in member Jesse Henry's yard railway museum
      at MP 164 at Garnsey. That is on the SLSF Eastern Div, Rolla - Lebanon Sub
      between Richland and Stoutland.
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      His museum is growing fast with railside cabinets, electronics, Frisco railway signals, bells,
      railside treasurers, and more.

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      There many railside treasuries are being found.
      Concrete structures and monuments are labeled with dates installed.


      On the remote mountain top is Garnsey. It used to have a passing track til in the 1950's,
      It also had a telegraph booth and some spurs in early 1910's - 1920's during WW1.

      Garnsey capacity was 141 cars in the 1940's for the WWII,
      and a 85 car capacity earlier. When Diesels started to replace steam, Garnsey
      was not used much and then all was removed. Now has just the mainline.

      In ~ 1948 Garnsey still had electric operated switches controlled from Springfield.
      V Garnsey's switch control is labeled.
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      ^^ ^ photo from Karl Brand

      There are very sharp curves between Richland, through Garnsey and to Stoutland.
      [ chart from Karl Brad vvv ]
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      Today at Garnsey there is just the mainline and the private crossing (and Jesse's railway museum ).

      Garnsey is in both Camden and Laclede counties.
      Camden County Plat Book map ~ 1930 is the only plat book on the states
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      ^^^^
      Garnsey was also on the southside of the tracks in both counties.
      There the narrow ridgeline is much wider; likely why that site was chosen.


      Garnsey is labeled here just the same way as Stoutland and Richland are
      with parallel cross hatched lines and a bold looking name on the plat book map.
      The surrounding plots have the owners names.
      Yet there was never a town at Garnsey. Such labelings likely meant
      it was the railroad property (and part of the Pacific Land Grant 1852 ).

      The Garnsey passing tract and other railroad yard things were likely built ~ 1903
      by the original SLSF of 1876. Garnsey does not show up on the 1898 timetable
      so any construction there was later. While not in use earlier-on for railroad yard &
      operations, it was likely planned for and given its site name by one of the earlier 2 railroads.

      Stoutland and Richland were built in 1869 by the South Pacific Railroad Company
      of Missouri who constructed the railway there from Arlington 1868, through Richland to Lebanon 1869 and onward to Springfield by May 1870.
      That South West Branch became the Atlantic and Pacific Missouri Division
      Railroad 1870 - 1876. Then the original SLSF in 1876.

      Crocker, Richland, Stoutland, Sleeper were named for Directors
      of the South Pacific and the Atlantic & Pacific.
      Was Garnsey a major stockholder, a construction superintendent, etc?
      All those lived in the East Coast states.
      There were no Garnsey s in Missouri back then.
      The mystery remains, who was Garnsey named for.

      Thanks to Jesse Henry who continues to send his collection of new photos.

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    • patrick flory
      Photos are not copying
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