Kansas City, MO 19th St Round Houses

Discussion in 'Roundhouses & Turntables' started by Karl, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The Frisco had 3 roundhouses in KC. One for the Blair Road at Coberg, and two at 19th Street.

    The south roundhouse's turntable survived until the the end of the Frisco.

    The diesel shop lies over the site of the south roundhouse or perhaps just a bit to the south.

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  2. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Many thanks to Karl for the info on the KC 19th St. Yard. Any chance there are photos of the south turntable on this site? I am not the best at navigating the website but I am pretty good at taking direction. I would like to see what it looked like for modeling purposes.

    I have a friend here in KC who indicated a willingness to help me build and install a turntable if we can get photos and if I have enough space.

    Thanks for all the help!

    Ship IT on the Frisco!

  3. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Rick, I think the cover photo of FMIG NL 19 is of us on that KC turntable - it's through girder like the rest. Doug
  4. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Sooooo does it look like the photos of the Monett turntable?


  5. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Yep....and the St Louis, Ft Scott, Afton, Springfield, et al TT's.
  6. gary hemmingway

    gary hemmingway Gary Hemmingway

    Does anyone have photos of the Frisco roundhouses? I publish a newsletter for my NMRA division and my column is From the Roundhouse. I'd sure be glad to give credit for the pictures if anyone can share them with me.
    Gary Hemmingway
  7. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) 1917 & 1939 Sanborn maps of the KC yards and roundhouses

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  8. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) Microsoft Live map view of Kansas City, Mo Yard and former Roundhouse locations

    click the links below.

    be patient - while loading - it will take you there.

    If you do not have Micorsoft Virtual Earth 3D loaded, it will ask you to do so.

    It should take you to the link, if not, re click on these link after you install it.

    View one - south end of the yard


    View two - north end of the yard

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  9. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I cannot remember, these may be all MKT facilities. Maybe it will help on ideas for someone. Photos from the mid 60's.

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  10. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    All are at Katy's Glen Park yd (Rosedale). The MKT's stone roundhouse at Glen Park was a real gem.
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