Fredonia, KS

Discussion in 'Wichita Subdivision' started by klrwhizkid, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Attached are a few pictures I took on November 31, 2014 while on a Wichita Sub tour with our friend Bob Hoover (friscofriend).

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  2. dricketts

    dricketts Member Supporter

    It's pretty amazing these are still here. I took very similar photos there this summer.
  3. slsfrr (deceased)

    slsfrr (deceased) Engineer Staff Member Supporter

    Is the cement plant still in operation?
  4. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Supporter

    No, in fact at least half of it has already been demolished including the two smoke stacks.
  5. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Is that Iceberg Drive-In still open? Boy, that place had good food.

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  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Thanks for the good photos, Keith. I'm not sure I've ever actually seen a Frisco crossing gate up close. I've taken a lot of photos of the old MoP (Iron Mountain) gate at the SSW crossing in Delta, MO and I see distinct differences.

    Anyone ever model one of these, in any scale? Better yet, has anyone modeled one that operates? I don't believe there was a crossing gate for the SL-SF interchange/wye at Olathe, but I'm inclined to add on, especially since I did't have room to model the north leg of the wye.

    Best Regards,
  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Here's the one that I built. It operated by means of a bell crank and push rod.
  8. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    Dave Salamon has a gate on his Deep River and Southern N scale pike. I think it's manual. I protects the DRS main from a Frisco branch.
  9. slsfrr (deceased)

    slsfrr (deceased) Engineer Staff Member Supporter

    Thanks Bob. That place did a lot of business.
  10. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Very nice, Karl - I recall the photo somewhere (maybe in the FMIG) but never noticed the crossing gate. I think I'll add this to my list of detail projects. Need to finish track in Olathe and then get a "Tower 4" scene going.

    Best Regards,
  11. Jblev1

    Jblev1 Member

    No but another Drive-In on the East-West hwy has some of the things that the old Iceberg did.
  12. Jblev1

    Jblev1 Member

    Anyone got a good photo of the Frisco Deport in Fredonia??
  13. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

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  14. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Wow that was way back, when I worked there not much was left.
    Thoughts always come into my mind, I used to drive out on Sunday evening to Wichita in July and August. About every other town had a big tent with a revival going on. It reminded me of the movie with Steve Martin in it. Are we going to have a miracle. It was just like that. !
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