Sligo & Eastern

Discussion in 'Freight Operations' started by frisco1522, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Ishmael

    Ishmael Member

    Thanks, Oldguy. Hard to believe-I was in Sligo about 30 years ago and there was no sign of any such activity. The land reclaimed itself.
  2. Shay loco s in Missouri are listed at 's @ .
    Shays in Missouri => ~ 45 They are listed below.
    * The pic's could been a lot of places, but Dillard looks like the place.
    * The Huzzah flooding s likely required a steel truss to be built over the creek.
    The creek did have water flooding rises ~ 9' @ Dillard.
    Truss s were the cheapest way to go in those old days for over a stream.
    * I camped some down-stream and saw a 12' rise when waking up
    in next morning after a massive downpour all night (was already during the wet reason).
    Could not go swimming & fishing . The camping trips remembered
    where when there were rain-outs & mud.
    The width of the water looks like the Huzzah in the wet/rain-season.
    * The population of Dillard peaked at ~ 250 to 400 after the 1912
    expansion of the tracks to Viburnum.
    * After the closing of the S&E:
    A Web-Search for the State of MO Historical Society (smohs).
    discuss's furnace company & the closing of the S&E. There are several
    documents posted, and more are at the libraries (some are micro-filmed).
    One is a large engineering drawing of the Sligo Town including even the
    details liked the sewer s . The papers were taken out of the attic of the boss 's house.
    I think those papers state that the S&E operated til 1929, well after the furnace
    part of the business shut down.
    * The wiki list of railroads also state the S&E was 1902-1929.
    (Sligo Furnace RR 1880-1881 to build/pay for the Sligo Branch).
    Getting ready for the Furnace and the town, the furnace and their SF-RR department
    had to formed ~ 1876 to gain more investors, do their planning, do engineering,
    set up resources needed away from Sligo and purchase what would be needed.
    Elsewhere in Dent County, the Sligo Furnace company had ownership's for
    mines and additional timber sources.
    * After the furnace blew-out, there were some feed-stocks still sold;
    such as timber, cord-wood, lumber, char-coal, also some distillates
    and a few mining operations. That cash flow paid for the destruction's
    of the furnace & more, ... paid for the company's remaining bills,
    legal negotiations, court cases, taxes, selling items and scrap, and
    payments to investors.
    * smohs 's papers says it was in ~ 1934 that the financial books were closed
    for the Furnace & the S&E companies. The smohs received papers, map
    and drawings from the boss's attic.
    * Railroads in Missouri,
    * Shays in Missouri => ~ 45
    Ava 985
    Barfield 413
    Besland 353
    Birchton 342
    Bloomfield 834
    Cape Girardeau 834 870
    Dundee 1551 1926 2145
    Dunklin 430
    East Prairie 692
    Fremont 3015
    Gideon 70
    Henderson Mound 2431
    Kansas City 1551 1926 2145 25702659
    Kirkwood 1551
    Leeper 2025
    Louisville 1592
    Malden 70
    Naylor 70
    New Madrid 834
    Poplar Bluff 245 589 590 600 8291977
    Rock Hill 1592
    Sligo 1744 1929 2883
    St. Louis 70 257 1926 1962
    Washington 2145
    West Eminence 3130 3154
    Williamsville 283
    unk 70

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