Turner, MO MP211.7

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  1. chris

    chris Guest

    Turner, MO C212 - 1951

    Turner, MO 1951. Photo from previous "All Aboard" magazines. Currently in collection of the Frisco Building LLC (posted with permission).
     

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  2. douglas

    douglas Guest

    Turner, MO - diagram 1916

    Turner, MO - Floor plan from FMIG NL 32 January 1982 courtesy of Ron Williams.
     

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  3. railroadguy65

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  4. warren49

    warren49 Member

    Thanks for the photos of the Turner Station area. Sorry that I have not checked in for a while. I have not been there for a few years, so it is good to see how things have changed or stayed the same. The old general store and post office look pretty much the same way they did when I was a kid, 50 years ago, other than there were gas pumps instead of a signal out front.
     
  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    From Richard Crabtree on the Frisco Rails Across Missouri Facebook group:
    Here we are at the Frisco Depot for Turners, Missouri aka Turners Station.
    In 1882 Edy Turner would give the Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis (aka Frisco) a right of way though the family's land and land to build a station.
    That station and water tower was complete in 1883. They would later build a section house house as well to house railroad workers. This would become the a busy mainline from Kansas City to Memphis and would eventually connect Birmingham, Al & Pensacola, FLA.
    Turners Station Mercantile in Turner, Mo would be built across the road in 1889. This would be a great stop for the Frisco Railroaders to wet their whistle and passengers as well. Many of Springfield's high school and college students would come through here on field and class trips in the early part of the last century.
    Unfortunately nothing remains of the station and water tower ~ but we do have photos!
    Photo 1) The original 1883 Frisco Depot at Turner, Mo, repainted in a newer scheme.
    Photo 2) The Frisco Depot blue Print ~ courtesy of MSU Digital Collection
    Photo 3) We are at Turner, Mo at the Frisco Depot. We can see Frisco Steam Engine No. 511 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler (built in 1893 for the Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis) ~ Luann Turner Musgrave, Turner Family Archives
    Photo 4) Here we see a Frisco Locomotive rounding the bend after leaving Turners, Mo running near Pierson Creek. Courtesy SGC Library.
    Turner Mo Depot from 1883.jpg Turner Mo Depot Plan.jpg SLSF #511 4-6-0 at Turner, Musgrave Family archive.jpg Turner Mo, near Pearson Creek.jpg
     
  6. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The tank shown in the first image was built during 1929
     
  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    BTW Turners is completely a different place....MP TW-249.1 When railroading, spelling counts.
     
  8. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I can see some confusion here. In the Southern Division ETT 34 February 4 1945, MP 211.7 is listed as Turner. Yet the name of the town according to the U.S. Post Office is Turners, Mo 65765.

    Karl, do you mean Turners Arkansas which is MP 249.1 Station TW248?
     
  9. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Yes, Turners, Arkansas
     
  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    It is interesting to note that Turners Arkansas shows on only one of the lists that is posted in the Frisco Lists of Stations sub-forum; it shows only in the Frisco List of Stations #18 May 1, 1926 and not in the Frisco List of Stations #17 July 15, 1920, or the list from the Public Timetable, November 1929. Nor does it show up in River Division ETT #12 July 19, 1925.
     

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