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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FriscoRoadmasterGrandson, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Hello, members! So glad to meet you. I'm new. Just found this website online. My grandpa was a Frisco road foreman starting at age 17 years. Born 1896. He became a roadmaster, I think. I need your help to research this.
    r k stoneberger.jpg

    His father was a yardmaster in Kansas City on another railroad...maybe Burlington Northern? Born 1868.
    t arthur stoneberger.jpg
  2. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    If he was working on the Frisco in 1936 & later you probably can pull up his employee card on the www at no cost and in real time. Be glad to assist but need his surname.
  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Welcome aboard!

  4. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Supporter

    I am this nking that guy's name is Reed, we'll see. Counting on you Joe Pedding.
  5. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    Today I thought of the Roadmaster's name but did not make a note of it. It definitely was not Reed. Maybe Huntsberger or similar? He was at Rosedale & 19th Street in 1952 (probably during WWII also) up to early 1960's I believe. Next time his name flashes through my mind I will write it down. I worked there a number of times. In the wintertime I made some good over-time money fighting snow with a Speed Swing.

    At the RR Historical Museum we have hard copies of the A.R.E.A. Manuals going back into the 1950's. He is probably listed in one or more of their membership lists?
    Next time I am at The RHM I can look/see.
  6. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    This may be your man? From Frisco Employee Card
    Roscoe Kirk Stoneberger
    320 West Maple
    Fayetteville, AR
    Place of Employment - Johnsons, Ark. Occupation Roadmaster
    Date of Birth 2-17-98 Place of Birth Missouri City, Clay Co. MO
    NOTE; More information on card. He signed it Dec 22, 1936 suggesting to me he was employed before SS or RRR
    was initiated. Probably asked to be moved to KCMO area when opening became available?
    Personal note: As I recall, he was a cordial person and known for telling good jokes.
  7. tomd6

    tomd6 Passed Away February 11, 2018

    You can find more about Mr. Stoneberger by searching the on line copies of the Frisco employee magazine available at the Springfield Greene County Library website in the Frisco Local History section. You are fortunate he had a distinctive surname that will make your search very easy.
  8. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Welcome Aboard, Mark. It's always great having someone with family associated with the Frisco. What are you most interested in? Are you interested in model railroading?
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Welcome, Mark, and thanks for the photos. There should be plenty of goodies to research here, lots of references to point you to other sources, and an abundance of helpful individuals who'll lend a hand if you can't find a particular bit of information!

    Best Regards,

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