Frisco Depot Ozark Missouri

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  1. RICHCRAB

    RICHCRAB Guest

    Hello Frisco Folks!

    These are all of the photos that I have came on the Old Depot in Ozark Missouri

    Take care, Rich

    Ship it on the Frisco!
     

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  2. RICHCRAB

    RICHCRAB Guest

    Hello Frisco Folks



    I wanted to update some of the photos for Ozark, Mo. Today I have added a picture of Garrison Spring. Garrison Spring feed water to the previously uploaded pictures of the Ozark Branch water tower.



    History of the Spring: Around 1881-1883, when the railroad line was built from Springfield to Chadwick, a water pipeline of approximately 4" in diameter, was installed from the reservoir at the spring, to the railroad tower. The railroad was known as the Chadwick Flyer. Water was then distributed to the depot, the apartments on the second level, and the section house. This was the first running water in Ozark. The railroad paid Martha Jane Garrison $100 annually for the water. The water line is still visible today in many spots from the reservoir, and along the branch.





    http://www.ozarkchamber.com/garrison.php



    Take care, Rich



    Ship it on the Frisco!
     
  3. kellidg

    kellidg Guest

    Rich,

    Thank you SOOO much for posting these photos! :) My son wanted to do his historic model for school on the Ozark train depot. After hours of searching for some pictures, I was so excited to find yours!! He'll be thrilled too!

    We know where Garrison Springs is, but can you tell us more about where the depot was located?

    We really appreciate your help! Thanks again!!
    Kelli and my second grade son
     
  4. RICHCRAB

    RICHCRAB Guest

    Hi Kelli

    I am only happy to help. The location of the old Frisco Depot in Ozark is easy to find. I have posted a photo of the locoation. If you are taking 14 east from highway 65 keep you eye out for 10th street on the right. It is across form the antique mall and before the diamond shamrock gas station. Go down 10th street till you see a car wash. That unforutantely is where the station should be standing. You can still see evidence of the roadbed for the track and bridges in the area. From behind the Diamond Shamrock gas station across the 14 and going beinhd the chinese resturant you can see the the location of the old tracks. It is very evedeint by the vertical cut in 14th. street.

    If you wan to follow them further, you can see where the tracks can down from Springfield. You can start at the power plant on Fremont road by Lake Springfield. You will wind throught the country. You lose them around Fremont and CC. They went through part of Fremont Hills (Cassidy) . If you go to CC and 22nd street and head south just past the the Conoco station you will see some apartments on you right. Just past them you see a depression in land, that is were the tracks came on to 22nd. Street. But at the time, 22nd, did not exist. You are now traveling down the old Frisco railroad bed. As you apraoch Tracker boats the road bends to the right. I f you look straight you can see the railroad bed (road) continues stratight throught Tracker boats. You can see some the road bed againg around carolines pampered pets. But where you can really see it is just south of Bumbsteads. Just past there parking lot on the left you will see a big hump of dirt in the woods. From there it crossed the highway. When you get back on 14th heading east just pass all of the fast food resturants and before you get to Empire Bank - You can look north and see the road bed and south - you will see go behind Empire bank - heading to the carwash.

    If you need any more information, Please let me know.

    Take care, Rich

    Ship it on the Frisco!!!
     

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  5. Hi Kelli

    Here is a photo (it is not the best) of the "Chadwick Flyer" from the 1920's. That was the name of the train that taveled from Springfield through Ozark to Chadwick on a daily basis.

    FEM 6 1923

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  6. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

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  7. RICHCRAB

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    Hi Kelli :)

    I found a few more photos of the Frisco Depot, Bridge, and an early photo of the "Chadwick Flyer."

    The first one is the orginal station (Building in the middle) , before it was enlarged

    The second one - the station is behind the Mill - you can see the water tower on the left.

    The third one is a shot of Ozark with the bridge and the water tower in the far right corner

    The fourth one is a view of the bridge. if you were to walk down the old road bed behind the the chinese resturant on 14th street you would see the begining of the bridge in the far left.

    Last but not least, an early shot of the Chadwick Flyer.

    I hope this helps your son,

    Take care, Rich

    Ship it on the Frisco!

    P.S. The photo that Frisco Meteor posted and the magazine that Karl mention should be helpful too!




     

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  8. kellidg

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    WOW!! Those are so great! Thank you all so much for your help! I hope we can do this model justice! We've built the platform for the train and are planning on finishing it up tomorrow. If it turns out halfway decent, I might post a picture of it on here. If nothing else, it might be good for a few laughs! Unfortunately, we don't have any older trains for him to use so the tracks will be bare!

    My son's whole second grade went on a tour of Ozark's historical buildings and he came home with so many stories! It was really interesting to learn some of the history since I didn't grow up here. We'll have to make it to the tracks some time this summer and explore. He'll love that! I have actually seen some of the places you mentioned, so I'll have to be sure and point them out when we go by next time.

    BTW, my uncle worked on the Frisco |-| for many years in Springfield. I'm sure he already knows, but I'll have to pass this web site on to him just in case. When I was little, it was always a big deal when the train came through St. James because it was "Uncle Marty's train".

    Thanks again for your help everyone...and sorry if I rambled too much!
    Kelli
     
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  9. grace65746

    grace65746 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Hello to all on this particular subject, If you go by the old mill located along side the old metal roadway brige going over the Finley, You can see the tracks in front of the mill. Thought I would bring this little tid bit to attention. Gary Wayne
     
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  10. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) Ozark, Mo Sanborn Maps 1906, 14, 30
     

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  11. (y) The Finley River Mill has been restored. Do not know if they put the spur track along side of it. Grand opening Oct. 7 to 10, 2021. It would look neat if they had Frisco box car there. :whistle:
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  12. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    No tracks at the mill, nor to the mill. Unfortunately no easy way to get an appropriate box car there.
     

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