Coaling Towers Locations

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  1. chris

    chris Guest

    Coaling Locations-5/1/1926 "Official List of Officers, Stations, Agents, Etc. of St.

    Coaling Locations-5/1/1926 "Official List of Officers, Stations, Agents, Etc. of St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co.
     

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  2. art

    art Guest

    COAL CHUTE LOCATIONS as of February, 1907

    From the February, 1907 "Official List of Officers, Stations, Agents, Etc. of St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co."
     

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  3. Jim Tuck

    Jim Tuck Member

    Wish to find the location of this coaling tower in "West Tulsa"

    Tulsa, OK (West)
    Mechanical (*F.M.)
    300 tons
    1
    n/a

    Bought an old Railway Age Gazette article about it and wish to model it. I'm sure it's gone, now, but want to visit the location.

    MANY THANKS
     
  4. palallin

    palallin Member

    Does anyone know what the "Underwood" system was?
     
  5. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Yes, I did some research on this a while back. Underwood, who was a Springfieldian, and perhaps a Frisco employee patented this system. Will post more when I find my research data
     
  6. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The Underwood patented coal system was used in conjunction with gravity-feed, trestle type coal facilities. See the attached patent drawing. The trestle type coal docks took up a lot of real estate and were replaced with modern concrete tower structures. The system was invented by Flavius Jeremiah Underwood of Springfield, MO. Period city directories show that he lived at 1851 N Benton, but list no occupation. One would think that he was in the employ of the Frisco or the Memphis Road. underwood_patent.jpg
     
  7. palallin

    palallin Member

    That makes sense, given the listings. Thanks, Karl!
     

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