1900 Yoakum Construction Notes

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  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    St Louis Globe Democrat articles from Jan 10, 1900
     

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  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I wonder if the supervisor listedin the G-D article (John Scullin) was any kin to the Scullin Steel Co. folks (and creators of the Scullin disc wheel center)?

    Thanks for posting, Karl...

    Best Regards,
     
  3. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The middle article seems like it's discussing the construction of the line between St. Louis and Kansas City that the Rock Island eventually owned. -Rich
     
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Rich is correct. The RI line runs through Union, Mo and crosses the Gasconade River well to the north of the SLSF crossing at Arlington. The Rock Island StL-KC line, most of it long out of service but still there, is quite spectacular with some bodacious bridges and four tunnels, three of which have really neat pointed arch portals.

    There have been good articles written about this RI line in Trains and in Remember the Rock magazines.

    Ken
     

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