I reckon that updates every year or, in this case, every 14 months, is not really sound blog practice. Having one competitive soccer player in the family and a teen making preparatory steps for high school next year keeps a body busy and out of the layout room.
Things have progressed on the layout enough to where our little slice of Olathe, KS actually shows some signs of looking like a town in miniature. I previously posted details, including a track schematic as follows:
I am looking for any information and maps of the Chickasha subdivision. I have the mileposts but I dont have any maps. I am modeling that area from Cyril, Oklahoma to Lawton, Oklahoma. My timeframe is from 1980 to 1995. I just dont know where to get any of that at and I want to model in real life.
Originally Posted by Rick McClellan
Can anyone tell me if there are any photos or other information about the Frisco Transportation Company (FTC) on the site? I have looked around but may have missed it.
Growing up in Springfield, I remember lots of yellow FTC trucks running around town delivering LCL shipments. I even unloaded a few in my four years at Meek Lumber Company on east Sunshine in the late 1970s. One of my favorites was the box trucks that had only a chain and canvas door on the back. The honor system worked
I left FTC in 1960 after working in Southwest Missouri & Northeast, Ark., primarily in Springfield & Joplin plus most of the Rail stations/
agents in Missouri. I wonder when FTC ceased operating. The
Burlington had a fair sized trucking company. Were they ( FTC &
the BTL ) consolidated when the two railroads merged?. Also,
Would enjoy corresponding with any Former employees of FTC or
Rail agents with whom I might have worked with in the Missouri area
Originally Posted by tomd6
I think the answer is no. I think the governing factor would be the availablity of water resources rather than a certain number of miles. In the days of steam the Frisco had a chemist based in Springfield who would travel to each water source and check it for quality according to an old-timer who worked at the Fort Smith roundhouse. If there was a problem treatment chemicals would be added to ensure the proper water quality profile was attained. The Frisco was also fortunate that much of the area