Hello Cody Manthey

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cody, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Cody

    Cody Member

    Hey I joined this forum to find out some information about a train wreck. I've been swimming by the old bridge in Cook Station for a while now and there is a rail car visible along the bottom of the river and I have been finding train parts and bridge parts along the bottom. I am very curious about this wreck and want to know more. If anybody has any information that would be greatly appreciated.
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Hello Cody, Welcome Aboard. I moved your post to a separate thread so you are more likely to get attention. I assume the river you are talking about is the Meramec?
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  3. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter


    I had to look up where Cook Station is in Missouri.

    I don’t know anything about the line you are talking about, but the forest service is looking for information about a trestle that was converted into a dam by the Sligo and Eastern, which isn’t too far from the area you describe.


  4. wpmoreland719

    wpmoreland719 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    So I read this post, and it has really piqued my interest. Alas, I can’t go to the Highway M (Goltra) bridge to investigate until after Monday. I’m now work for Modot as a Railroad Safety Inspector (MP&E), and am the on-call duty officer until 0700 Monday. No cell service at Goltra!

    Pat Moreland
    Wesco, Missouri
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  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Hi Pat. Sounds like you are doing good.
    Haven't heard from you in a while.
  6. wpmoreland719

    wpmoreland719 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Tom. I’m doing well. Working for the State has allowed me to move back to Wesco and be close to my Mom and Dad, who are in they’re 80’s.

    I go out to Pueblo, Colorado quite often now for FRA training. For some stupid reason, I was thinking that was close to Grand Junction. Didn’t realize they’re on opposite sides of the state! The training center has a lot of old equipment sitting around. DRG&W, Rock Island, and one SL-SF hopper lying on it’s side for accident investigation training. Pretty cool stuff!

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  7. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    Yea we're about 5 1/2 hrs west of Pueblo.
    I am about 29 miles from Utah.
    Glad to see you got into a better job and home.
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  8. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Yes happy for you Pat.
  9. Hi Cody,
    Was the bridge at Cooks Station a trust structure, hog-trout, or concrete slab?
    Did you find anything out about the old train wreck?
    What type of rail-car is in the water? How deep is the water?
    What else do you know about the Salem Branch and siding routes;....
    such as Bangert's 2 (Avery), Sligo from Goltra east, Salem & Southeastern to Riverside Mine, Plank Branch
    to & from Howes, the branch southwest from Salem, etc.
    What ever you know or find out in the future , copy me in.
    I know pretty much about most of the ROW s.
    Thanks! mountaincreekar , Charles
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