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    Engineer Mystery Station - Is it one of ours?

    While driving on old Route66 (hwy 96) I came across this station. It has been moved there - I am guessing. It is sitting on a foundation - with a garage in the basement in the rear.

    It is in a town called Albatross, Mo at the intersection of Hwy 39 and 96.

    The station is North of Mount Vernon, and south of South Greenfield. I asked some towns people, they did not ever know it was a station

    So who does it belong to???? Is it one of ours???

    No guesses are bad, since I do not know
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Albatross, Mo Station (Frisco) 1.jpg   Albatross, Mo Station (Frisco) 2.jpg  

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    Engineer Re: Mystery Station -??? is it one of ours???

    Thanks Karl for the heads up. I did not know that the station was still around. I wonder when it was moved there. Whoever moved it, gave up on their project

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    Default Re: Mystery Station -??? is it one of ours???

    I remember it being there during the 60's. No doubt, it was moved not long after abandonment. The Aurora-Greenfield dump is still visible in many locations, and if one knows where to look, one can see where the old ROW crossed old US 66 as it headed toward Miller to the north.

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    Default Re: Mystery Station -??? is it one of ours???

    It is actually the Missouri Pacific depot from Stotts City, MO. The Miller depot did exist several years ago, still in Miller and very much remodeled into a habitation. Jeff

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    Engineer Re: Mystery Station -??? is it one of ours???

    Thanks for the info - I was wonder if was a Mopac or not, since the roof line was somewhat different than most Frisco depots. I just found it odd that some of the locals did not even know it was a RR Depot.

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    Default Re: Mystery Station -??? is it one of ours???

    I have some shots of the depot in Miller somewhere. I'll see if I can't locate them and get them posted. Jeff

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    Engineer Re: Mystery Station -??? is it one of ours???

    Hey Jeff

    That would be great. I would love to see what changes were made to her, after they moved her to Albatross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frisco4301 View Post
    It is actually the Missouri Pacific depot from Stotts City, MO. . Jeff
    My source, an ex-MoP engineer, told me that it was from Hoberg.

    But whether it is or not I can't confirm at this time. But I will share a little story he told me about a rail gang. I think this was about 1980 or so. They had a rail gang from the deep south up this way doing some work. They had the whole work train parked at Carthage. Bunk cars, water car, crane, machinery, the works.

    Well it seems this crew like to party it up in town and chase the women and cause all kinds of grief for the local management. I guess after a couple of days of that, the TM had the work train moved to Hoberg. And if any of you happen where that is, it ain't in walking distance of anywhere.

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    I just checked pics of both Stott's City and Hoberg depots. They appear to be exact copies. So I will do some other research and see if I can find the dispostions of each.

    http://www.missouridepots.com/stottscity72.htm

    http://www.missouridepots.com/hobergmp56.htm

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