Was MP15DC ever used in Bolivar Branch?

Discussion in 'MP15' started by friscomike, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Howdy folks,

    An ole' FMIG buddy named Norman Eubanks surfaced recently. He doesn't use computers and asked me to post a few questions online for him. In the old days, he'd simply post the question in the FMIG newsletter and answers would come forth...

    Were any of the MP15DC's (360-365) used on the Bolivar branch?

  2. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    I hope that I don't confuse Mike's question by expanding upon it, but I have always wondered if they were ever used anywhere besides Birmingham? I fully realize that this may fall in the infamous "never say never" category, but the name MP15 and Birmingham seemed to always be spoken together.

    Thanks in advance and please don't forget Mike's original question!
  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    I have a shot of one of the MP-15's with a local at Nichols Jct. I will see if I can find it.

    GP-7's and GP-38's seem to dominate the former Clinton Sub.

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

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

    I cannot answer your question directly, but I know they were used at 19th street yard in KC, I have pictures to prove it. One thing to keep in mind is that my Dad told me that after an engine was shoped, either steam or diesel, they would run it to KC on at least one break in run, so all Frisco power made it to KC if not just for a few trips.
  5. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    C'mon Tom....Give me a little credit ;-)

    The Nichols reference was in regard to Bob's query about the MP-15's being more or less limited to B'ham.

  6. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Sorry, I guess you were answering about the engines and the period and not actually about a particular train on the branch.

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