Bolivar

Discussion in 'Clinton Subdivision' started by Bradley A. Scott, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Digital pic of a diagram for the construction of a spur for the Beacon Milling Co. at Bolivar in [1946?]. Immediate area around depot is shown. From Missouri State U. archives.

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  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    From my father's field notes; circa early 60's
     

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  3. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Bolivar Industries, circa 1975-1978

    Howdy folks,

    An ole' FMIG buddy named Norman Eubanks surfaced recently. He doesn't use computers and asked me to post a few questions online for him. In the old days, he'd simply post the question in the FMIG newsletter and answers would come forth...

    His first question is about Bolivar train operations and industries:

    "Circa 1975-1978 on Bolivar Branch (after abandonment of middle part of "High Line", what industries were shipping in:
    • Bolivar
    • Walnut Grove
    He also asks whether the MFA Elevator was ever rebuilt?

    What were Bolivar branch train numbers and frequency of runs? One older timetable had 1310 north and 1313 south.

    Best,
    mike
     
  4. dricketts

    dricketts Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Could anyone confirm the color of the concrete bridge that crosses Hwy 32 in Bolivar around the 40s or 50s? I wonder if was painted. I'm working on an accurate v scale model.
     
  5. dricketts

    dricketts Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I thought I would mention this is bridge 153.7 on the Clinton sub. Did the Frisco typically paint their concrete bridges?

    Thank you,

    Derrick
     
  6. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    No, there wasn't a need.
     
  7. dricketts

    dricketts Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Karl. If I had to bet that's where I'd place my money. It seems the Frisco operated on a pretty tight operational budget. :)
     
  8. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Derrick,

    it wasn't a matter of the Frisco being frugal. Other than painting a coonskin or other advertisement on a concrete structure, there is no reason to paint concrete bridge. When I worked for the Colorado Division of Highways, certain concrete bridges had dye mixed into the concrete so that the bridge would "fit" esthetically into the geologic setting. The Frisco had no such interests.
     
  9. dricketts

    dricketts Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Makes perfect sense. My curiosity was growing because some of the current paint is peeling away. But how easy it is to forget paint from the early 90's is over 20 years old!
     
  10. trainsignguy

    trainsignguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Derrick,

    I posted some photos of this bridge in 2011. Maybe they will be of some assistance? Do a search for bridge 153.7 to find the photos and thread.

    Dale Rush
     
  11. dricketts

    dricketts Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Dale. I wasn't sucsessfull finding your pics. Do you remember what decade they were from? I was hoping something from when it was still in use.
     
  12. trainsignguy

    trainsignguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Derrick,

    The photos were from 2011. The thread name is Clinton Sub bridge no. 153.7 (bridge over MO Hwy. 32 in Bolivar, MO). Try a search for that. I used to post links and photos, but struggle to do either now.

    Dale Rush
     

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