Lindenwood Yard Diesel Servicing Facilities

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  1. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    On the left is a view looking west at the diesel servicing facilities at the Lindenwood Yard in Saint Louis MO in July, 1979. In the center is the fueling facility with a sanding facility directly behind it. To the left is another sand tower where the distictive curved roofs of first generation EMD switchers can be seen huddled beneath it. Behind that is the Diesel house. To the right of the Diesel house is the turntable and the remnants of the roundhouse. On the right side of the picture, there seems to be an area to store damaged frieght cars. Notice the boxcar with no door and the gondola with no end. In the far background to the right is a glimpse of the ever-present natural gas storage tanks which still stand to this day. On the right is a contemporary view of this area which is now a container transfer facility for the BNSF. Photographs by Rich Lawler.




    [Begging everyone's forgiveness, I took the liberty of correcting the 1979] [image for color balance and brightness for everyone's benefit. klrwhizkid]
     

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  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Lindenwood Yard Diesel Shop

    From a mid-1950s magazine article, reprinted in the FMIG Newsletter.
     

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  3. Larry F.

    Larry F. Member

    re:Lindenwood diesel shop

    I'm unable to scan a photo at the moment so I can't show the information I'm
    trying to find. At any rate, on page 92 of Joe Ozment's book "Around St. Louis...", the photo shows a large brick building behind the GP-7 which looks like an older engine house. Is this the case or was it a machine shop for the roundhouse? More importantly, does anyone have a photo of the front of this building? Secondly, does a schematic exist to show how it was attached to the roundhouse?

    Larry F
     
  4. mark

    mark Member

    Larry,

    A good resource for additional photos is the Western Rail Images wed site.

    There are a number of photos of the Lindenwood steam and diesel facilities. Note that there are 3 "galleries" with photos. The galleries for the 1950s and 1960s each have Lindenwood shop photos. The former roundhouse had rear and side walls of tan, brown and black ceramic blocks. Typical of most roundhouses, the front side was frame construction due to the large number of closely spaced doors. The former diesel shop was largely constructed of red brick.

    Please see http://www.westernrailimages.com/Frisco-Railway-St-Louis-San

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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  5. mark

    mark Member

    Larry,

    By the way, for modeling the shops area a near perfect match for the water tank is the Tichy Train Group, part number 7012. Just build the 100,000 gallon, 2 course version with spherical top and tapered bottom. Then paint it silver with the lower legs and standpipe black and add a yellow coonskin. The "Frisco Lines" coonskin may need to be custom decal. The end result should be dead on accurate.

    Please see http://www.tichytraingroup.com/index.php?page=view_product.php&id=198&category=Structures

    For a reasonable decal substitute without the "Lines" consider a MicroScale "O" scale caboose decal in yellow, set 48-333.

    Please see http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2...uct_Code=48-333&Product_Count=&Category_Code=

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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  6. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Below is a link that shows the layout of the Lindenwood Yard locomotive facilities:

    Frisco Industry Schematics

    The building in question is labeled "power plant" at the north end and "old machine shop" at the south. I would guess that the date of the map is in the late 1960's as the Fyler avenue bridge, the vantage point from which Mr. Ozment took his photographs, has been taken down and the plan for Interstate 44 is overlaid on the street grid south of the yard. From the plan, it doesn't appear that the old machine shop was physically connected to the roundhouse.

    Rich
     
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  7. Larry F.

    Larry F. Member

    Re: Lindenwood shops


    To all who replied to my queries on the Lindenwood shops, I want to offer a large thank you for your time and postings.

    Larry F
     
  8. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Does anyone have a top view photo of the steel tank with a conveyor attached to it. I looked at the Western Rail Images website on page 5 of 6 there is a good photo of this tank. Does anyone have any clue on what that rectangular/sloped object is on the top of the tank. I am in the process of modeling this steel tank and need info on this object.

    Anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

    John
     
  9. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I think he is referring to the sand drying tower, not the water tank.
     
  10. geep07

    geep07 Member

    Sorry for the confusion, Thanks Don for clarifying this.

    John
     

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