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    Engineer Was MP15DC ever used in Bolivar Branch?

    Howdy folks,

    An ole' FMIG buddy named Norman Eubanks surfaced recently. He doesn't use computers and asked me to post a few questions online for him. In the old days, he'd simply post the question in the FMIG newsletter and answers would come forth...

    Were any of the MP15DC's (360-365) used on the Bolivar branch?

    Best,
    Mike
    Retired Website Manager
    Ship it on the Frisco
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    Default Re: Was MP15DC ever used in Bolivar Branch?

    Quote Originally Posted by friscomike View Post
    Howdy folks,

    An ole' FMIG buddy named Norman Eubanks surfaced recently. He doesn't use computers and asked me to post a few questions online for him. In the old days, he'd simply post the question in the FMIG newsletter and answers would come forth...

    Were any of the MP15DC's (360-365) used on the Bolivar branch?

    Best,
    Mike
    I hope that I don't confuse Mike's question by expanding upon it, but I have always wondered if they were ever used anywhere besides Birmingham? I fully realize that this may fall in the infamous "never say never" category, but the name MP15 and Birmingham seemed to always be spoken together.

    Thanks in advance and please don't forget Mike's original question!
    Bob Hoover
    FriscoFriend
    Modeling a small segment of the Wichita Sub-Division, circa. 1980, in HO called the
    "River City Railroad & Amusement Co."

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    Default Re: Was MP15DC ever used in Bolivar Branch?

    I have a shot of one of the MP-15's with a local at Nichols Jct. I will see if I can find it.

    GP-7's and GP-38's seem to dominate the former Clinton Sub.


    Quote Originally Posted by FriscoFriend View Post
    I hope that I don't confuse Mike's question by expanding upon it, but I have always wondered if they were ever used anywhere besides Birmingham? I fully realize that this may fall in the infamous "never say never" category, but the name MP15 and Birmingham seemed to always be spoken together.

    Thanks in advance and please don't forget Mike's original question!

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    Bullet Re: Was MP15DC ever used in Bolivar Branch?

    I cannot answer your question directly, but I know they were used at 19th street yard in KC, I have pictures to prove it. One thing to keep in mind is that my Dad told me that after an engine was shoped, either steam or diesel, they would run it to KC on at least one break in run, so all Frisco power made it to KC if not just for a few trips.
    Richard

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    Default Re: Was MP15DC ever used in Bolivar Branch?

    C'mon Tom....Give me a little credit ;-)

    The Nichols reference was in regard to Bob's query about the MP-15's being more or less limited to B'ham.


    Quote Originally Posted by TAG1014 View Post
    A train at Nichols wouldn't be going on the Highline (AKA the "Bolivar" branch, Clinton Sub etc.).

    Tom

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    Default Re: Was MP15DC ever used in Bolivar Branch?

    Sorry, I guess you were answering about the engines and the period and not actually about a particular train on the branch.

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