Accident, Jan 1961, Gasconade River Bridge

Discussion in 'General' started by meteor910, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    A recent post of an ad with #99053 made me review this thread. I believe that by January, 1961 #99053 had been converted to Cat Diesel power but the pile driver being used is steam driven. Someone may be able to confirm the conversion date of #99053 from steam to diesel.
     
  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Keith, I have always used the list that Mike Condren has compiled on his website:

    http://condrenrails.com/Frisco/Frisco_Derricks.htm

    However, it does not list 99053 anywhere. I think we can safely add it to this list, but perhaps add some further detective work to try to nail down a more precise date.

    Best Regards,
     
  3. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Jeff was kind enough to lend me these slides for inclusion in my book, Frisco in Color, Vol. 2, which will be released later this year. The thing I found most interesting was the second image, which shows the contents of one of the cars (flour or maybe kaolin) being spilled into the river. One has to wonder how that would have been handled these days when we are much more sensitive to environmental issues. Good stuff!

    GS
     
  4. Douglas wayne

    Douglas wayne Member

    My dad said grandpa worked this wreck. I get the impression a lot of the wreck got cut up with a torch. That makes sense because of the wreckage tangled up in the bridge.
     

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