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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pete Dechant, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Pete Dechant

    Pete Dechant Member

    I am Pete Dechant living in Arkansas and retired from Law Enforcement. Have been a rail fan most of my life and have lived in the rail towns of Lancaster, Pa, Scranton, Pa. The Detroit area. Durango, Co. Salida, Co.
    Now Jasper, Ar. Not a rail town. When my wife and I travel we are always on the lookout for trains.
    I have modeled on and off and since in Arkansas I have been looking at FRISCO for my railroad. Today I purchased a Brass FRISCO 2-8-2 Mikado 4200 series and anxious to receive it. I must admit I have brass MKT locos but no marking on them so if they fit in they will become FRISCO. Thanks for allowing to join and I look forward to learning and using the site.
  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Pete, Welcome Aboard!
  3. Pete Dechant

    Pete Dechant Member

    Thank you.
  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Welcome to Pete, I live in Grand Junction CO.
  5. modeltruckshop

    modeltruckshop Member Supporter

    Welcome Pete, I grew up in Jackson Michigan, straight out 94 from you in your Detroit years, sorry about your luck there we spent a lot of time in the big D. HA My grandpa was a guard at Southern Michigan Correctional for over 30 years. You might have sent some tenants his way.
  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Welcome to the Frisco website Pete!!!

  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Welcome to Pete! I'm from St Louis, and spent time in Rolla, Mo in college. Now in Naples, FL. Long time Frisco fan. Let any of us know if you have any questions about the Frisco - we will gladly try to get you an answer. It's a fun group, and the SLSF was a first class, neat railroad.
  8. SteveM

    SteveM Member Supporter

    Pete, you are just a little too far up the river for any railroad action. You could float down to Gilbert for the old roadbed of the original M&NA or find the few traces of it in Harrison. There are books about the M&NA and the White River Route you should enjoy. Harrison Library should have them.
    I'm in Bentonville. What's left of Frisco trackage has been severed at the City limits since no served industries anymore.
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  9. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Welcome aboard. I’ve always wanted a brass loco.
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  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Jim, the PFM Toby 4-8-2 is one of the best old locomotives.
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  11. Pete Dechant

    Pete Dechant Member

    I am expecting my Hallmark FRISCO 2-8-2 Mike Friday.
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  12. Pete Dechant

    Pete Dechant Member

    yep, I have serviced 1 railroad pocket watch that was given to one employee at the rr office in Harrison and the station clock that was in The Harrison Station. I will check out the books in the library. Thank you.
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  13. Pete Dechant

    Pete Dechant Member

    My father in law worked at Jackson prison. I get to Mi. Annually and usually railfan in Wyandotte. I lived next to the DT&I yard and watched the merger to GT&W.
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