Eastern Division (Closed due to flooding March 2008)

Discussion in 'Rolla-Lebanon Subdivision' started by Brad Slone, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The bridge at Jerome might be I jeopardy this time. Flood stage is forecasted to be 4 foot higher than the previous record.

    Brad Slone
     
  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Wow not good Brad. Hate to hear that. Another 4ft is just a colossal volume of water.
     
  3. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I was down there this evening and water was lapping over the rails on the through truss span. NWS is forecasting another 2 foot by tomorrow morning, she's taking a pretty good beating.

    Brad Slone
     
  4. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Wonder if the UP (MP) is closed also? Saw a freight in sitting east of Pacific, no crew.
     
  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Not to be smart. But around here most all UP trains are static.

    But I did see a couple videos of the 844 on a few break in runs.
    She did stroll along at 60mph+ with ease.
     
  6. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Yeah, not looking good. I-44 closed between Lebanon and Rolla due to the Gasconade flooding. That line is going to be closed for awhile.
     
  7. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Couple of days ago, I saw a trainload of Army tanks sitting west of Pacific on the UP. No camera
     
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  8. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Passed them v e r y slowly on the westbound Missouri River Runner Friday. They were so wide, we had to crawl past them.
     
  9. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    BNSF ex-Frisco: There have been a few trains go by since Saturday. Around 12:30 PM a loaded Herzog gravel train went westbound. Some MOW equipment has moved by, but closure of the flood gate at Valley Park is imminent.

    UP: There was an eastbound UP train with wind turbine generators and "spinners" past Kirkwood around 4:00 PM Monday 5/1/17, so UP may be open.
     
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  10. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

  11. Brad K

    Brad K Member

  12. geep07

    geep07 Member

    You can see a video on You Tube of the bridge.
    Search: "Gasconade River flooding"
    "Valley Park flooding"
     
  13. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Yikes!
    K
     
  14. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I see that they already have crews repairing the line. Thanks for the link.
     
  15. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    If one includes Jerome on a model railroad layout, should the bridge be above or below the water?
     
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  16. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Ya know, if one didn't have a lot of bench work depth for a river, one could save a lot time by making it during a high water event. Some silicone waves around the piers and bunch of gloss brown paint and you're good to go. I don't think I've ever seen a flooded river on a layout.
     
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  17. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  18. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Wow! The Weather Channel had views tonight of the SLSF at Valley Park bridge before and after, then I saw the video of the Gasconade at Jerome. Wow! It is awful. Hope that last truss bridge span at Jerome survives.

    Having walked across the Valley Park bridge a couple of times (which was unwise I know), I can't believe the tracks are under water!

    The Weather Channel today several times said all this water hitting Missouri and the surrounding area has come up from our Gulf of Mexico. Golly, sorry about that! We really need that water here, both Collier Cy. (Naples) and Lee Cy. (Ft Myers) in southwest Florida are in a terrible drought condition, with fires, etc going on. We are the two driest counties in this Florida drought. Go figure!

    K
     
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  19. WindsorSpring

    WindsorSpring Member

    GREX gravel train pulled by 2 or 3 road locomotives passed Kirkwood westbound at 15:10 on 5/5/17. They are about to do some work somewhere!
     
  20. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Great news! Let's go guys, get the Eastern Division back up and operating. Hope there is no significant damage to the various bridges.

    Ken
     

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