Assignment roster

Discussion in 'General' started by train61, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. train61

    train61 Member

    Was there an assignment roster for Frisco ever? I've seen them with IC, just wondering if Frisco had one.
    If so, how do I get it?
    Jason Ross
    Bham, AL
    BBRR
     
  2. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Assignments? For equipment? Personel? Engines? Passenger cars? Like a diesel pool? Which are you meaning?

    Tom
     
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  3. train61

    train61 Member

    Assignment roster for loco's, steam and diesel. The yard/station where they worked out of, loco pool as well...like I said, I saw a few with IC.
    Jason Ross
    Bham, AL
    BBRR
     
  4. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    The only ones for locomotives I can think of offhand are for ca. 1946 & 1948 steam engines in Lloyd Stagner's "Frisco Steam Finale" book. There are steam rosters in Joe Collias' "Frisco Power" and diesel rosters in Louis Marre's "Frisco Diesel Power." All those books are out of print, but still appear in used book dealers' lists at times. You probably can borrow them from inter-library systems if they're not in your local library.

    Tom
     
  5. train61

    train61 Member

    I have both Stagner and Collias, but not Marre. They are rosters, mostly. A little assignment, but just by divison.
    Thank you for your help.
    Jason Ross
    BHAM, AL
    BBRR

     
  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Jason -
    Don't know about any assignment rosters per se, but one can get a generally good idea from these sources:

    Steam Era
    If you are going really early, one can get a pretty good idea of looking at Locomotive Fuel Performance Records (1920s-early 30s) from the Frisco Employee's Magazines, available via the Springfield-Greene County (Missouri) Library. One starts to see definite classes of locomotives (if not unit numbers) repeating for particular runs.

    Furthermore, if you can find an old employee timetable for the area in which you are interested, they'll often include both the "Bridge Class" of all locomotives, and the permissible bridge class limit for the subdivisions/branches/etc.

    Diesel Era
    I'm a little shakier here, but I think the latter-day employee timetables included copious notes on tonnage class limits, which with a little work, can help indicate which locomotive *classes* did and did not run a particular area.

    I'm hoping others will have thoughts, too. The bottom line is that it will probably just take a little detective work (which is the best part!).

    Best Regards,
     
  7. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I posted something like this a couple of years ago: Does anyone have any company documents referring to or explaining Frisco diesel "pools?" This would go alomg with the "assignments" inquiry.

    Tom
     
  8. train61

    train61 Member

    Thanks Chris.
    Been doing the detective work alright. For the Bham area, I have a list that I have been working on with the books I have and, of all places, e-bay. Along with the sites here. Ebay pic's are a matter of trust. But, I have a long way to go still.
    Doing the Bham Belt RR and the Big Station, in HO, will be work. I just want to get it right. Dont want anyone to say that loco or this loco wasnt in bham.
    Plus, I'm working on an idea for Amory MS (Frisco), Jackson TN (IC), Atlanta GA (SAL) and Macon GA (CofG). All that so they, the trains, have a place to go from Bham and back.
    Thanks again and you too Tom.
    Need all the help I can get, research is my key, building the dang layout and loco's will be my work.
    Jason Ross
    BHAM AL
    BBRR


     
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  9. train61

    train61 Member

    Here is the XL file for the Bham loco's I have so far. Let me know if anyone has anymore to add to my list. Would like a list on Amory,MS, Steam and diesel. Not much on that. Amory MS, Half way point between Memphis and Bham.
    Jason Ross
    Bham, AL
    BBRR
     

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  10. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Hey, Chris, I have tried to enter the Greene County library website before, and they ask me for my library card. Is there a certain way to get in, or do we have to get a card to access their library? Thanks, Terry
     
  11. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Go to Google and type: "frisco, a look back" That ought to get you to the Frisco site.

    Tom
     
  12. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Tom, I'll do that. Terry
     

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