Motorcars at Hugo, and elsewhere

Discussion in 'Motorcars' started by klrwhizkid, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Here's a bunch of photos I found.
     

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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    More motorcars
     

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  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Kitbashing an early “Bull Moose” is still on my bucket list.
     
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  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  5. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Howdy folks,
    Were there ever motor cars in DFW Texas area?
    Mike C
     
  6. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Awesome find, Keith!
     
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Right you are Chris, what I forgot to include is the text explaining that #844 ofttimes accompanied a motorcar.
     
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  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    That is good news, Keith. I think the only time I've seen this one in action was when it was behind an RS-1 at Poplar Bluff. I've been thinking that this car as a "trailer" behind a kitbashed Bull Moose will look mighty nice.

    Best Regards,
     
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Hiya, Mike - good to see you!

    I don't think I've ever read of any, but now I'm curious and am going to have to start digging through out FEMs. I think the old museum newsletter also had a "Doodlebugging on the Frisco"; it's probably time for me to review that material again, too. Will be interested to see if others have info to add.

    Best regards,
     
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  10. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    There was an entire series of Doodlebugs in All Aboard starting in 1988 through 1992. Close to 20 articles.

    There could have been others that I missed.
     
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  11. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Yes; will have to explore further, but after the arrival of many of the motor cars during the early "teens", a Bull Moose operated as trains 7 & 8 between Sherman and DFW. Number 7 left Sherman (daily) at 6:30 AM and arrived at Dallas 9:45 AM and FW at 10:15 AM. Number 8 departed FW at 7:00 PM and departed Dallas at 7:15 PM. It arrived at Sherman at 10:30 PM.
     
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  12. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Chris, Bob and Karl. Duh, I should have checked the All Aboard issues. I remember one edition that had doodlebugs on the cover. I am working on operations on the Texas Western and wanted to add a little diversity to passenger equipment. Your comments help. Thanks again, Mike C
     
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  13. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Good find, Karl - now I'm wondering if said service in the teens lasted beyond? Neither here nor there, but I'm also wondering if that was one of the lowest-numbered Bull Moose trains on the Frisco? Something to look up as the weather starts to encourage more indoor activity.
     

  14. file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/EllingtonSchooRailBus%20(3)%20(1)%20(6).pdf


    This info is from the Reynolds County Museum & Library and from their historian.

    The .pdf link above shows railroading pictures in and around Reynolds County
    and some in Ellington. One of the pictures is of the light duty Bull Moose motor car
    that Missouri Southern gave or sold to the consolidated school district when
    the railroad went out of business. The motor car and remaining tracks in Reynolds county

    became the 1st school bus. ( George Mullikin was the engineer ).
    (Well not exactly. Prior was a horse or mule pulled wagon
    with rows of benches. Open on the sides and a roof was likely canvas).

    Any how, while numerous railroads called their motor cars as a Bull Moose,
    because of the tone of the horn. The kids did not know that
    and thought that one of them started to use that name.
    Reynolds County Museum & Library historian still thinks that one of his
    first pals started that name. Anyhow, the moose tone made fun for the kids every day.
    It made some kids to wish to go to school.

    Working on dad's farm was 1st priority for many.
    But things were not that well, since the school district had a tuition fee.
    Land owners did not wish anymore taxes.

    The poorer kids often did not get any schooling unless from their moms.
    That was also conflicted because many females died giving childbirth.

    "Thank the Lord" that it was better for you that came later ! "Amen" !


    file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/EllingtonSchooRailBus%20(3)%20(1)%20(6).pdf
     

  15. Former Missouri Southern Bull Moose became
    Reynolds County MO School Rail-Bus after MS railroad went of of business.
    Photos came from Ellington's Reynold County Museum & Library.
    The historian as a kid used this to go to school.
    The date of Monday, Jan 6, 1997 was the Post Dispatch St. Louis,

    file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/EllingtonSchooRailBus%20(3)%20(1)%20(6).pdf
    Entire document provided from the Reynold County Museum & Library
    has other pictures of Missouri Southern RR, views of Ellington, other towns
    where the railroad row was right through the middle of the street and
    Shay locomotive at Bunker, MO with a
    logging train. Passenger rolling stock
    looked light duty.
     

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