Water Towers

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  1. unknown

    unknown Guest

    Beaumont Water Tower, KS

    Beaumont Water Tower (unknown - please write me)
     

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  2. mike

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    Beaumont Water Tank July 1969.
    Wood frame in the background is the old engine house.
    WB Freight on Main Track right side of picture.
     

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  3. timothy

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    Water Tower and John Ellis'Tim'Pryor at Wittenburg, MO

    This is my greatgrandfather John Ellis'Tim'Pryor at Wittenburg, MO June 1938. He was a "stationary engineer" for many many years for the Frisco. This is a very nice shot of the water tank and if you look close the stock pens.
     

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  4. timothy

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    John 'Tim' Pryor, stationary engineer in front of pump house at Chaffee, MO

    John 'Tim' Pryor, stationary engineer in front of pump house at Chaffee, MO.
     

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  5. douglas

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    Water Tanks, Dixon, MO

    Dixon, MO had two water tanks in the steam days. The water well there suppled water that was very hard - our home's water supply smelled of sulphur - so the story was that one tank held the water being softened by chemicals and the other the treated water. The tank foundation footings survived for years. Doug
     

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  6. tom

    tom Guest

    Water tank at Leflore, OK

    This is a photo of the 1949 removal of the Frisco water tank at Leflore,OK. The removal was caused the Wister Dam relocation.
     

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  7. roger

    roger Guest

    Water Tank, Southwest City, MO

    Southwest City, MO.
     

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  8. Construction of the New (1917) Water tower in Newburg Mo

    FM
     

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  9. rcmck

    rcmck Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: Beaumont Water Tower, KS

    There is another picture, pretty good in quality, of the Beaumont, Kansas water tower on Flicker Photos. Click on this link, and highlight it, to get you to it:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/15321964@N07/2275537073

    I'd like to visit this someday soon and report back with more photos and information.

    Enjoy!

    Bob McKeighan
    Lenexa, KS
     
  10. john

    john FRISCO.org Supporter

    A small but usable set of plans (along with tables of dimensions) for a standard Frisco water tower (ca 1902) can be found in Volume 3 of the Proceedings of American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association. It can be downloaded for free through Google Books. Page 170 is roughly in the middle of the article.

    John
     
  11. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    Re: Beaumont Water Tower, KS

    Where is the recent posting of the Atlas water tank with the Oddballs decals? It was right around here someplace??

    Tom
     
  12. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

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

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

    Re: Beaumont Water Tower, KS

    Thanks Richard.

    Tom
     
  14. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

  15. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Priceless. I wish there was a way to blow them up in size to read the dimensional data.
     
  16. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Your PDF reader should have a magnify option. I save most of the drawings in the high resolution option and I can get see all the dimensions. I use Irfan View for most images.
     
  17. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

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

    Way back in the late 1980's, I travelled to beaumont, KS and measuered the water tank, and took many photos of it. I used that information to scratch build the tank in HO scale. I wrote an article about building the tank, but the information was lost by the MCoR Caboose Kibitzer editor and never published. I gave the model to my friend, Larry Parrish, because he is modelling Beaumont, KS. I also gave him my Beaumount, KS scratch built depot. If any one would be interested, I could write an article for The Meteor about the tank model.
     
  18. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    You betcha!
     
  19. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    I too would like to see your information on the Beaumont water. It was one of my favorite places to work. The high hills, in spring, with coyote hunting, with greyhounds brings back good memories. We use to watch the hunters from the track, good thing was the foreman liked to watch also.
    William Jackson
     
  20. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

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

    In the Northern division B&B book that I have, it lists a well house next to the Beaumont, KS water tank, which would make me think that the tank was filled from a underground stream and not the Beaumont lake. Does anyone know for sure? I'll get to work on the article, I have to build another water tank anyway.
     

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