Enos Gaines, Sr. - My Grandfather - Frisco Machinist - Springfield North Shops - Springfield, MO

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  1. davidgaines

    davidgaines Member

    My grandfather Enos Gaines, Sr. was a wheel machinist at the Springfield North Shops.

    He told my dad about having to accompany Japanese buyers before WWII to perform hardness tests on scrap axles because the Japs only wanted to buy the highest quality steel scrap.


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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Great shot of the wheel turning area of the shop!
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  3. davidgaines

    davidgaines Member

    Thanks Keith.

    Guessing the date to be late 1940s.
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  4. fredman23

    fredman23 Member

    Guys used to say they were wounded by a 1936 Ford.
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  5. davidgaines

    davidgaines Member


    They just did not know about railroad axles and wheels.
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