Newburg pics

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  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Recently learned that a friend's grandparents lived in Newburg back in the day. He shared some pics with me today - here's an example.

    Don't know if all of these have been posted before - I know a couple have been, but I'll post them all anyway when I can just to make sure.

    Ken
     

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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    More Newburg -

    Old Newburg post card, looking east, Houston House in the foreground ...... best apple butter and buttermilk biscuits for miles around! Little Piney valley in the background. Shortly to the east after leaving Newburg, the climb up Rolla Hill begins.

    Ken
     

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  3. wpmoreland719

    wpmoreland719 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I drove my wife to Rolla for a meeting on one of the many snowy days last winter, and headed down to Newburg after dropping her off. The town sure is in sad shape compared to the way it looked in the postcard.

    I'm guessing that BNSF trains, except for locals, typically run non-stop between St. Louis and Springfield. Did Newburg's status as a crew-change point get bumped after the BN merger, or did Frisco stop the practice?

    Pat Moreland,
    Union Mo.
     
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Pat -
    I'm not sure of the exact date, but stops in Newburg ended for the Frisco long before the BN "merger". Probably in the 1960's.

    Kurt and I were down there in the summer - 1979-80-81 or so. A westbound freight came through behind all orange & white power - probably at around 50-60 mph. No thoughts of stopping, or even slowing down after rolling down the hill.

    Ken
     
  5. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    More Newburg:

    - Front Street looking west back in the day
    - Front Street looking east back in the day
    - Front Street looking north in the 1880's. Houston House in the foreground. Can you smell those biscuits and apple butter?

    Ken
     

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  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Meant to include this in the previous post - Newburg in the 1890's, looking northeast. The "Branch" in the foreground (small spring fed stream), the Houston House in the background.

    Ken
     

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  7. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    That line of men you see are applying for jobs building Ft. Leonard Wood. Newburg was a busy place then, and would get even busier during WWII.
     
  8. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Ken,

    The photo looking east at the Houston house as well as the photo looking north at the yard were taken quite a bit earlier than the others as one shows the original depot and the other shows the original roundhouse. Great shots, Ken thanks for sharing, hope there is more where that came from!

    Brad
     

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