Frisco Coal Gondolas

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  1. Frisco Coal Gondolas

    Frisco Coal Gondolas Henryetta, OK

    Central Coal Mine

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  2. meteor910

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

    Re: SLSF 78909 - Coal Gondolas

    More SLSF coal gons. An interesting post card pic someone has posted on eBay.

    Ken
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  3. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Neat photo, Ken; thx for sharing. Are those KCFS&M reporting marks? Not too many photos I've seen of Yoakum's Frisco System with reporting marks other than the SL&SF.
     
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  4. meteor910

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

    Looks like KCFS&M to me - between the end markings and the markings above the side number, I think I can make out each letter.

    Ken
     
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  5. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

  6. meteor910

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

    The SLSF shipped reasonable amounts of coal and other heavy materials, but always in two bay hoppers, until later on when they got into the unit train coal movements, when they had several series of modern 100-ton multi-bay coal hoppers in use. Any ideas why they stuck with ACF and PS two-bays so long?
    K
     
  7. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Really nice stuff Ken, you always get the goods
     
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  8. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    4EEE0E63-88CC-4AF1-A228-EC14ABE8A2A8.jpeg
    Uncle Sam Oil Company. Pittsburg KS. C.1917.

    Frisco Gondola at right.
     
  9. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Among my favorite pieces of rolling stock is my Westerfield Frisco wood coal gondola. Beautiful kit for us early era modelers. Thanks for posting the pic.
     
  10. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Frisco gondolas at a mine in Weir City, OK. Not sure if location is correct (Weir KS, vs Weir OK?)

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  11. Frisco Meteor, please join frisco.org and share more of your great stuff.

    Very nice pictures above by all, (post more, more!).
    rjthomas909. Robert's picture above was labeled as 1910 ~ 1915.

    Ken'a picture of Frisco SLSF 78909 - Coal Gondolas
    showing the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad Company
    reporting mark on the Frisco gondola likely matches of the below history dates
    of the KCFS&M and the Frisco.

    Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad 1879 > became the 1888
    Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad

    Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad 1888 reorganized as the > 1901
    Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway

    Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railway
    1901,
    all tracks goes into operation by the Frisco.

    The Frisco buys off the remaining shares of KCFS&M stock by 1926 of the
    Kansas City to West Memphis , which had many branches.

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    The above dates shown comes from
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Missouri_railroads ;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...y#Kansas_City,_Fort_Scott_and_Memphis_Railway ,
    and are verified at the
    libraries of the State of Missouri Historical Society
    (@ Rolla and other locations)
    are 18 collections about the KCFS&M railroad.
    . example
    Collection (R0088)
    MICROFILM Collection
    4 volumes of financial records of the
    Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad ("Memphis Route")
    and its corporate predecessors. It states that
    the line became part of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway Company in 1901.
    Frisco purchased the remaining financial stocks of the KCFS&M by 1926.

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    Collections can be found at
    https://collections.shsmo.org/manuscripts/rolla/ and
    https://shsmo.org/collections/manuscripts/rail
    ..
     
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  12. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Another one from Alabama mine site:

    Frisco-Coal-Gondola-66524.jpg
     
  13. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Frisco 96501
    ACF Madison
    1907

    SLSF-96501-ACF-Madison-1907-02-08.jpg
     

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