Winslow, AR

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  1. gary

    gary Guest

    If anyone knows who in Winslow was requesting plans for the depot, they could possibly use the plans for the West Fork depot as they are similar.
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  2. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) 1924 Sanborn map of Winslow, Ar Station & some old photos

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  3. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter


    Thanks for posting these. This depot appears unique because of the second floor. Wonder what the second floor was used for, since there is a window. Sleeping?

    Are there any other depots that use this plan?

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  4. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Supporter Supporter

    Probably agent's living quarters. Some stations had adjacent houses for living quarters. Turner, MO is an example.

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  5. john

    john Supporter

    Robert Winn's book Railroads of Northwest Arkansas has some material on the subject of the Frisco at Winslow including a photo (p 25) of the depot ca 1900 with 2nd floor "window boxes with flowers," where the J.A.Winn family lived.
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  6. rjthomas909

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  7. john

    john Supporter

    Winslow from a Frisco map 1919.

    winslow ar 1919.jpg
  8. john

    john Supporter

    Winslow Depot plans

    Winslow depot.jpg
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  9. Does anyone have track plat drawing or photos of switch-backs in that area?
  10. john

    john Supporter

    At Backbone Mtn. Tunnel the switchbacks can still be found when visiting in person, I would suggest after a freeze or two - they might show on a historical Google Earth photo?? I've never seen any map or plat of the Boston Mtn. Tunnel switchbacks (Shoofly's) . You can roughly map the south one from this photo. The engine is the work engine, #17. (J.W.Hansard studio photo) South Portal Boston Mtn Tunnel.jpg
  11. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Hello John!

    Hope you're doing well. Thank you VERY MUCH for sharing that Winslow map and that FANTASTIC Winslow tunnel construction picture that includes a switchback move! Both are now duly saved and filed on my hard drive.

  12. john

    john Supporter

    Hi Andre, doing fine!
    Are you going to the MoPac/Frisco convention in Fort Smith?
  13. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    WOW... good thing you reminded me about the convention!

    I may do Fri and Sat... but won't make Sun. I won't be riding the A&M. At this point in my retirement, I can't bring myself to pay for something I used to get paid for! :ROFLMAO:

    We will have to hook up at the convention and chew some fat. Aren't the dates Oct 11, 12, 13?

    Speaking of the convention, I need to find out some things about it. I need to hit the flyer thread here at and ask.

    All fer now!

  14. john

    john Supporter

    Andre, It starts on Thursday the 10th and runs through Sunday. Going to do a presentation about Fort Smith railroad bridges that night and Pat Hiatte doing one on the Frisco Central Division. There are several Frisco presentations scheduled. You can go to and see a tentative schedule of events.
  15. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Thanks for the correction on the dates. Barring any unforeseen catastrophe, I will be there.

  16. John,

    Like always, your contributions are outstanding.
    Thank you,

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