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    Default Beaumont Water Tower, KS

    Beaumont Water Tower (unknown - please write me)
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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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default Water Tank, Southwest City, MO

    Southwest City, MO.
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    Construction of the New (1917) Water tower in Newburg Mo

    FM
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    Default 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

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    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

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    Default 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

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    Default Re: Beaumont Water Tower, KS

    Quote Originally Posted by TAG1014 View Post
    Where is the recent posting of the Atlas water tank with the Oddballs decals? It was right around here someplace??
    Tom, it's in the album section: http://www.frisco.org/vb/album.php?a...chmentid=14232

    Rich

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    Thanks Richard.

    Tom

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    I ran across a Library of Congress listing and drawings for the Beaumont water tower - http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/...S0207%29%29%29

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    Priceless. I wish there was a way to blow them up in size to read the dimensional data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SABRR View Post
    Priceless. I wish there was a way to blow them up in size to read the dimensional data.
    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.

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    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.
    Richard E. Napper
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    Modeling the Northern Division and Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, MO and Coal Mines in Missouri

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    Quote Originally Posted by renapper View Post
    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.
    You betcha!

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    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

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    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.
    Richard E. Napper
    Frisco Northern Model Railroad
    Modeling the Northern Division and Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, MO and Coal Mines in Missouri

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    See this thread for a discussion about Beaumont:

    http://www.frisco.org/vb/showthread....light=Beaumont


    lauditor temporis acti

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    Quote Originally Posted by renapper View Post
    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.
    I see a pump house and a pumper's dwelling house, but no well house.


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    That is correct, my mistake.
    Richard E. Napper
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    To All:

    Attached is a picture taken recently of the pump house located at the pond which is south of the tank. I have seen a plot showing the water lined running from it to the tank. It is also my understnding that it served the restrooms at the hotel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FriscoFriend View Post
    To All:

    Attached is a picture taken recently of the pump house located at the pond which is south of the tank. I have seen a plot showing the water lined running from it to the tank. It is also my understnding that it served the restrooms at the hotel.

    I don't believe that this is the Frisco Pump House, which was a 16' x 24' structure that was located on the east leg of the wye.

    Please see:

    http://www.frisco.org/vb/attachment....1&d=1187371527


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