Springfield Roundhouse Information

Discussion in 'Roundhouses & Turntables' started by captainjimsmks, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. captainjimsmks

    captainjimsmks Frisco Employee

    Admittedly it has been quite a while since I have logged on, but I am still surprised there are no pictures of the roundhouse.
    I remember seeing it several times when I was five years old and there were both steam engines and diesels in the stalls.

    Of course this was before the new shops were built.

    Does anyone have any leads or ideas as to where pictures, blueprints, etc. might be found?
     
  2. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Jim, now that you mention it, I did a search on "North Springfield" and am not finding any photos of the actual roundhouse. There are several Sanborn maps posted here:

    http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread.php?860-Springfield-Shops-Map&highlight=North+Springfield

    And, Don Wirth has posted several photos of action in and around North Yard:

    http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread.php?5327-North-Springfield-1942&highlight=North+Springfield

    I do know that Joe Collia's Frisco Power has several photoss of the North Yard roundhouse.

    Anyone else have thoughts?

    Best Regards,
     
  3. captainjimsmks

    captainjimsmks Frisco Employee

  4. captainjimsmks

    captainjimsmks Frisco Employee

    Thanks Yardmaster. What you found are better images than those in the link I found.

    Jim
     
  5. Douglas wayne

    Douglas wayne Member

    The only picture of the Springfield roundhouse I've seen is a postcard as I'm sure you all have seen. Is this fairly accurate?
     
  6. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

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    This dosen't photo very well
     
  7. Douglas wayne

    Douglas wayne Member

    There's a couple of photos of my grandpa and a bunch of other guys setting on locomotives, but I think they were taken at the west shops. I'll take a look at them the next time I'm at my folks house ( Christmas )
     
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  8. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    I have the full length photo of this, my grandfather and two of his brothers are on the engine. This photo is 1926, I have not seen another like this photo.
     
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  9. Douglas wayne

    Douglas wayne Member

    The photos are probably around a foot and a half long or so. I can't remember the numbers. I'll try to take pictures of the photos and post them here
     
  10. captainjimsmks

    captainjimsmks Frisco Employee

    I guess persistence does pay off. After years of looking for a photograph of the Springfield roundhouse I found one today on Facebook. Do a search for Save Our Footbridge.
     
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  11. captainjimsmks

    captainjimsmks Frisco Employee

    I guess persistence does pay off. After years of looking for a picture of the Springfield roundhouse I found one on Facebook today. Do a search for Save Our Footbridge.
     
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  12. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I also noted when you do that search you can sign a petition offering support to restore the Jefferson Avenue footbridge.

    Tom G.
     
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