Bull Moose on Hoxie Sub

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  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    From Richard Crabtree on the Frisco Rails Across Missouri Facebook group:
    Here we see Frisco Bull Moose No. 2103 built by General Electric in ~1910, on the Cape Girardeau to Poplar Bluff Run on the Hoxie Sub.
    SLSF #210 GE Motorcar (Bull Moose) on Hoxie sub.jpg
     
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  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    My grandpa probably rode on that very one. Don’t you think it served Zalma in the early 30s as well since it was located between Cape and Poplar Bluff? He told me how funny the horn sounded.
     
  3. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    It may have served Zalma, but I'm not sure.
     
  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Bull Moose on Headwater Diversion Channel Trestle at Ranney's MP T137.5.

    Bull Moose on trestle at Ranneys MP T137.5.jpg
     
  6. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    A991FC3B-EBC0-4946-9B4D-074D1A79F9A3.jpeg That scenery and bridge look amazingly like the ramp/trestle and bridge crossing the channel between Richardson and Greenbrier!
    This photo is probably taken early, maybe 1918ish, and a little closer to the bank of the channel. The original track, or spur or construction siding at Richardson is on the ground beside the trestle which was built to raise the Zalma Branch tracks up and over the newly constructed Diversion Channel. Perhaps your photo is taken shortly before abandonment which was 1934.
    I could be totally wrong but you must admit it is a very similar scene. I’m sure there were several trestles built to accommodate the channel’s banks.
     
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