The Meteor, Volume 3 Issue 2

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  1. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Howdy folks,

    Attached you'll find The Meteor, Volume 3 Issue 2 .

    Have fun and thanks Richard for putting the Meteor together.

    Best regards,

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  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Richard, Chris - Nice issue of The Meteor, thanks.

    It is good to see Chris' article giving focus on SE Junction, a vital part of the Frisco that has not received much attention in recent years. As with many railroad junctions, SE Jct was a real jumping place during WW2 and frequently since. The Trains article you referenced, Hot Spot on the Frisco, December, 1943, pages 36-39, did a nice job describing the parade of trains that occured back then. One result of the 1980 BN "merger" with the SLSF was a sharp increase in traffic going down the River Div.

  3. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    Thanks, Richard and Chris, for a very nice publication.
    Adding the roof rafters to the tower was an added plus to the structure - and something not often done.
  4. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Enjoyed both articles in the current edition of the METEOR. Perhaps some day we could print up all editions to date in digest form and offer them for sale as a means of beinging some revenue into the organization.

  5. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    Thak you for the kind words. I am always in need of articles! when you do research on this site for something you are working on, why not write an article for The Meteor and share the results with everyone else?
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  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Ken, thanks for the note. I thoroughly agree; I just wish that I could have seen it in its heyday.

    I am very grateful that Don Wirth has so many superb steam-era photos of the locale and has been gracious in sharing them for the article and on this site.

    The SE Jct. article is Part I of what I hope will become a serial on modeling prototpye Frisco locations in a relatively small land grant (e.g. 200 square feet).

    I've set up a new social group for those who have a particular bent toward layout design, and will be starting a new thread soon so that we can gather layout ideas for modeling SE Junction. It will - well, I'll save the gabbiness for the forthcoming thread.

    Best Regards,
  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    I remember a couple of times driving out I-44 after dinner on the Hill and seeing eastbounds waiting on both the Eastern Div and River Div while a westbound was just starting to roll out on one of them.

    It doesn't look right today without the Laclede Gas tanks.

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