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
Below normal summer temps and the addition of a second window unit has let me play trains. This time of year I buy stuff and wait until the fall to start running. However the cooler weather has let me do both. I recently began collected a few KCS pieces and they lose their way and find themselves on the Avard Sub. That's alway a Kodak moment and the SD45's have been busy taking trains off the TransCon and forwarding them east. So much so that crews are hot seating in Enid.
Originally Posted by Railroader's Daughter
Hi. Love this sight. My father was a RR man from 1952 to 1985. I have fond memories of the Frisco. He worked out of the South Greenfield and Fort Scott line and Springfield line. Dade county area of south greenfield Missouri. Anyone from there...msg me . Have a blessed day in the Lord!