Morley MO, Leachville Subdivision, MP 157.3

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  1. Morley, MO depot.


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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    From Richard Crabtree on Frisco Rails Across Missouri.

    Here we are at the Frisco depot in Morley, Missouri.

    The town of Morley Missouri was plotted and named after a railroad official J.H. Morley of the St. Louis and Iron Mountain (SL&IM) Railroad ~ aka MoPac.

    The StLIM railroad made it to town in 1868/1869 and the Post Office soon followed.

    The Frisco presence in Morley was around the turn of the last century around 1900, some 40 years later.

    This was part of the Frisco's River Division, Leachville Subdivision.

    Photo 1) Frisco depot Morley, Missouri.
    Photo 2) Frisco depot Morley, Missouri blueprint - Missouri State University (MSU) Digital Collection.
    Photo 3) Frisco and St. Louis Iron Mountain RR Lines in Morley, Missouri 1920s.
    Photo 4) Frisco track gang in Morley, Missouri around the turn of the last century.

    Click here for current view, the MoPac depot was at Kirkwood and Allen. I believe the Frisco depot was to the northwest.!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4...

    Karl Brand:

    On February 21, 1934, Frisco received approval from the ICC to abandon the Leachville Subdivision between Marquette, Gulf Jct., and Brooks Junction.

    This was one of Louis Houck’s railroads built to haul Swampeast Missouri timber.

    The depletion of this resource, the depression, and the development of the trucking industry killed this part of the Leachville Subdivision.

    Frisco Depot Morley, Mo.jpg Frisco Depot Morley, Mo plan.jpg Frisco and STLIM lines Morley Mo map ca 1920s.jpg Frisco Track Gang Morley, Mo.jpg
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  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    I very much doubt that picture number four was taken “on the Frisco”. The rail is way too heavy to be on the Leachvilleville Subdivision.
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