Discussion in 'System-wide Employee Timetables (ETTs)' started by john, Mar 26, 2013.
For those of us interested in ancient Frisco history, this ETT has a lot to offer.
Thanks! Neat stuff.
That's awesome! Thanks for posting that.
Many thanks for the post. I am writing a 200 + page b/w book on the Illustrated History of Northwest Arkansas Railroads for the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. I had always assume Paris-St Louis Frisco stock trains operated. Your timetable provides the proof I need for a footnoted book. I plan to include the Mansfield Branch even though it technically is outside of Northwest Arkansas.
John, thanks to you, this timetable stands a chance of surviving another century - at least in digital format. This is an invaluable view into the beginnings of the railroad.
Did you catch a ride with Emmett Smith to get this one?
Thank you for posting this. 2 noteworthy items are Kirkwood's approximate location is called "Spring Park" and there is no River Division on the system map on the last page! Some research is in order on the dates of this line.
As the others have said ..... neat item from way back. Thanks much for posting. Will be a good read tonight!
I love the old stuff. I hope folks saw the 1887 brochure I recently posted as well.
If one looks at railroad maps from 1902 and 1903, the St Louis, Memphis & Southeastern came into being during 1902. This road filled the gap between St Louis and Cape Girardeau. In 1907, it became part of the Frisco system.
In 1905, through the Chaffee Real Estate Company of St Louis, the Frisco purchased the land that would become Chaffee, Mo and the yards there in order to move their relatively newly-acquired engine facilities from floodplain in Cape Girardeau to land that would not be flooded by the Mississippi River. Some point after that the line was extended from Nash through Chaffee and on to Turrell, AR to meet up with the former Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis line acquired in 1901.
After those acquisitions, the River Division came into being.
A portion of my family's farm was purchased by the Frisco in 1905, making up the southern part of the town to be called Chaffee. Would love to have a map of the area from this era.
Have a look at a plat map of the time. County library might have one. Or, county accessors office
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