Track Gang at Newburg today

Discussion in 'Structures' started by frisco1522, May 18, 2012.

  1. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    While passing by, thinking that was Bundy Junction, any way Ft. Wood switch about 1975, I found one of those long switch oil cans, with the brass control that opens it up. It resides at my house now. One of the few items I have from the Newberg area.
    Bill Jackson

    SAFN SAAP Member

    I really like the space aged new green buildings over by the coaling tower :p
  3. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    In regards to Chris' (yardmaster) question about Chaffee's streets, the were poured with concrete that had Mississippi River sand, Portland cement and Castor River gravel aggregate. The tans and browns of the Castor River gravel really stand out against the cement carrier. A lot of the street in the Eastern Ozarks foothills towns look similar.
  4. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    I was going to say that, but was unsure of the time period. Seem's I remember that kind of concrete and river rock streets in Newburg or a similar place in the early 70's. It was real common, high curbs also.
    Bill Jackson
  5. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter


    Can't say what things were like in Newburg back then, they were pretty "modern", but up the hill here in Dixon what streets were paved was done with oil. It was something like what we would consider chip and seal today, I have a copy of an old photo talking about the first street to be paved in down town.


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