Hello From Wichita

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wichita Heights, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. I am interested in SLSF history mainly centering around Wichita and Blackwell. Right now the focus is coming up w/ info on the switching of the old flour mill at Blackwell which closed in 2004. I would like to do a writing project about the mill and the rr switching associated there for the history museum in BW.
     
  2. renapper

    renapper Passed away March 8, 2013

    would you please consider submitting your article to The Meteor for publication when you have it done?
     
  3. El Freesco

    El Freesco Member

    When I rode with a friend from Winfield to Blackwell on ex santa fe track we had to use a remnant of the frisco to spot cars at the old flour mill in Blackwell . From what he said the mill was a frisco served industry and the santa fe had no direct link to serve it . So we backed through the connecting track onto what remained of the old frisco line then began our switching.
     
  4. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Welcome aboard. I would also like to see your article.

    Charlie
     
  5. I remember the final days of operation of the ConAgra mill in 2004, smelled great.
    I think SKOL was still operating the line then. It was my favorite place in the world when I was 4-8 and my dad would take me there after school everyday to see a GP35 high hood that I named Mavis creep back and forth passed the Santa fe depot.
     

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