modeling from neodesha to wichita

Discussion in 'Wichita Subdivision' started by 06archerd, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. 06archerd

    06archerd Member

    hello everyone,

    i am interested ing modeling this line.

    i need to know what industries were along it i have a good idea from fedonia to neodesha since i operate over this part. But what power would be predominate int he mid to late 70's and also what rolling stock etc would i need.


  2. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    Bob Hoover, this ought to be right up your alley.
  3. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Supporter

    Hi John:

    I will be more than happy to help you in any way that I can. I have done extensive research over the years and am actually modeling a segment from Neodesha to probably just east of Severy. The track is down between Neodeshaand Fredonia and you can actually see pictures in my album on my profile page. I might add that there are several others that have modeled or are modeling pieces of this same line and I will let them choose whether or not to chime in on this discussion.

    As for my involvement, if you know how to do it, send me a PM with your emal address and I will get back with you.

    Welcome aboard!
  4. I remember seeing the Frisco Neodesha to Wichita train in Augusta in 76/77 when I was working at the old Mobil Refinery. It usually had three SD units in the orange and white color scheme for power(SD38's?) and around fifty to sixty cars. The refinery tank car racks were on the Santa Fe, but the Frisco had a spur into the North end of the refinery and usually stopped to switch cars daily. As I recall the trains mostly consisted of Grain Hoppers with some boxcars and tank cars and a few gons. There were few other places to set out or pick up cars between Fredonia and Augusta, especially after the Santa Fe Howard branch at Severy and the Enid to Beaumont line were abandoned in the mid seventies.

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