Friscorama

Discussion in 'Download' started by FriscoCharlie, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

  2. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Took a long time for my crappy cell signal to download but it was worth it. Funny how they bragged about their new modern diesel locomotives before they even had them in service.
     
  3. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Charlie -
    Glad you found it and shared it. This has pretty good thumbnail sketches of the various types of goods that would ship to/from key points all along the line. This is something that I can actually use quite effectively as I continue to try to build an operating scheme for our layout.

    Best Regards,
     
  4. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Excellent resource for just about everyone who is interested in the mid-twentieth century Frisco.
     
  5. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Charlie.
    I really enjoyed the reading and photos.
    Brought back many memories of my growing up in Arkansas (near Hope) and the basketball tournaments (class B) played around the state with many of the smaller communities served by the Frisco.
     
  6. Ozarktraveler

    Ozarktraveler Member

    Thanks Charlie.
     
  7. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    Olathe: 5,000. According to the 2010 census: 125,872 When I have time , I'll look at them all.

    RBob
     
  8. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I had bid on one of these on eBay about 7 or 8 years ago and lost the auction. I set up an eBay alert for "friscorama" and have had that running ever since and never seen another auction posted. The link posted a few days ago to railroadcommissary.com allowed me to find another. :)

    Charlie
     
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  9. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    If you're travelling to Claremore, Oklahoma, I'd suggest steering clear of the Radium Health Baths.

    Rich
     
  10. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    Charlie,

    Shucks, I shouldda checked out the Railroad Commissary site better myself!

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    I note that the E7 is numbered 300. Anyone know the story behind it?

    Where was that shot of the beautiful right of way on page 47 located? Wonder what it looks like today?

    Joe Toth
     
  11. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks for sharing, Charlie- wonder how the folks over at Trainboard.com would enjoy this (hint, hint).............
     
  12. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Looks like Fordland, Missouri, which would be about 10 miles from my parents home.

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  13. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    Thanks Charlie,

    What does this location look like today in 2012?

    Joe Toth
     
  14. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Here's a view of Fordland looking west from the US 60 overpass.
     

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  15. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    It is always interesting to compare "Then and Now" photo locations. Think I prefer the "Then" at Fordland!

    Thanks for sharing the view of today with us.

    Joe Toth
     
  16. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    On thing that is interesting about Fordland is that the towers for the Springfield television stations are there. All of them are in the 2000 foot range. My aunt and uncle lived on U.S. 60 in the 70's and I remember being at their house about 5 miles away and watching the KY3 tower being erected in the early 1970s. I had an uncle that was a watchmaker in Fordland for many years.
     
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  17. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Fordland is the second highest point in Missouri (Highest is Tom Sauk mountain in Eastern MIssouri). That's the reason the TV antennas are there. In the 1950's there was a U. S. Air Force radar station at Fordland.

    Tom G.
     
  18. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter


    I'd buy a new atlas/gazetteer.
     
  19. Ishmael

    Ishmael Member

    I've been to the top of the Taum Sauk ranger station atop the mountain. If there's any higher spot in Missouri, I don't want to go there. My ears were bleeding.
     
  20. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I agree with Karl. Fordland's (in Wesbter County) elevation is a mere 1604 ft above sea level. There are no less than twelve mountain tops higher than Fordland but lower than Taum Sauk.
     

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