KC Freight Depot?

Discussion in 'General' started by yardmaster, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Folks -
    I'm assuming there was a Frisco Freight Depot in the KC area for LCL freight.

    Assuming I'm correct, does anyone have a photo, drawings, etc.? I've been looking at old Sanborn Maps on the University of Missouri Digital Library, but the going is slow.

    A part of me almost hopes there wasn't. At that point I will invoke artistic license, and scratchbuild the Frisco's Muskogee, OK freight house that I find thoroughly intriguing! :)

    Best Regards
     
  2. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Chris, check your email.
    Tim
     
  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Frisco's KC Freight House was located "under" the 12th Street Viaduct. These shots were taken during the summer of 1980.
     

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  4. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Karl,

    Thanks for posting these photos of the Frisco Frieght House at 12th St. I have been wondering for a long time when that building was raized and if I could use it in my 1975-78 sessions. No one in KC could tell me anything about the demo date or even had a photo. You have answered two key questions.

    Now I want to build it.

    Thank you for your help.

    Rick
     
  5. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I will echo both of those statements! Many thanks, Karl.
     
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  8. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

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  9. Sirfoldalot

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  10. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Hi Sherrel:

    It's a White. Neat little trucks with a truly tiny cab. Frisco had one at the Ft. Smith yard (painted red) in pig trailer loading/unloading service.

    Andre
     
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  11. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    The "Ship IT Piggyback" billboard presumably points to a facility that has moved beyond its initial purpose of handling LCL freight shipments. Karl, Mark, Keith or others with extensive KC knowledge: did piggyback loading occur here? It occurs to me that I don't recall seeing any latter day drawings for TOFC loading at either 19th Street or Rosedale.

    Fascinating photo of one of my favorite historic railroad area, Bob.

    Best Regards,
     
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  12. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Unless I'm misinterpreting your question, look at the lower left of the photo. There are at least two TOFC's shown. Maybe another two with trailers loaded?
     
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  13. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Nope, Bob - no misinterpreting. That's what happens when I try to look at things on a tablet before fully finishing the morning allotment of coffee. There 'tis, right where you've noted - thanks, and thanks also for the patience. :)

    Best Regards,
     
  14. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Funny, Chris, You are not there alone! LOL
     
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