Last train out of Clinton

Discussion in 'Clinton Subdivision' started by RogerRT, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. RogerRT

    RogerRT Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    While rummaging thru some boxes looking for a letter pertaining to the Dodson-East Lynne, MO. abandonment I found this piece regarding the last train out of Clinton...It was posted on Mike Good's website in 2002 but for some reason he took it down rather quickly, fortunately I made a copy...Roger

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  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Roger, very glad you managed a copy.

    Found the consist interesting. Picher, OK was still enough of a going concern to receive a boxcar of household goods.

    One question: the article mentions one "freepointer" in the consist. Railroad term,? Or, is this another instance discussed in another thread where reporters use incorrect or nondescriptive terms of their own?
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  3. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Never have heard "free pointer" on any rail line I've worked with. Interesting I will be tuning in.
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  4. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Very nicely written article, but sad for sure!
    So much history lost on so many fronts everywhere in the name of progress.
  5. tferk

    tferk Member Supporter

    Does anyone have a copy of the ICC abandonment documents for either Bolivar-East Lynne, or for Dodson-East Lynne? I have been unable to find them.

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