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  1. mike

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    Amory Yard, 1953

    Amory yard, 1953. Multi-story building in the middle of park is the Division Office Building. This building later became the Amory City Hall.

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  2. mike

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    Amory Yard Backshop - 1920's

    Aerial view of Backshop area Circa late 1920s or 1930s

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  3. roger

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    Construction of the new division office building was approved 2/1/1952. It housed the offices of the Division Superintendent, Master Mechanic and Division Engineer who were transferred from Memphis.
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  5. trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017)

    trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017) Passed away September 22, 2017

    Has the Mississippian Railway ever owned their own rolling stock with their own lettering or at least stencils? I've never seen any in person and the only photos I can find show their locos pulling Frisco rolling stock. If anyone finds a picture of Mississippian rolling stock, please let me know. - Brandon P.S.-Better yet, if anyone knows of any Mississippian HO scale stuff for sale, definitely let me know. For now I assume nothing exists so I'm looking for pictures to make decals...if there ever was MSRW rolling stock.
  6. pensive

    pensive Member Supporter

    Here's a picture of a caboose with obvious Frisco origins:

    MISS RY 630.jpg

  7. pensive

    pensive Member Supporter

    The term "rolling stock" can include locomotives and cabooses or anything else that moves on rails. If you are talking about freight cars in interchange service, I've done some research on that. In a reproduction of the January, 1953 edition of The Official Railway Equipment Register (NMRA) I can find no listing for the Mississippian Railway. One can assume that they had no cars in interchange service at that time if this was the case. In the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Co.'s Freight Connections and Junction Points it lists the Mississippian At Amory, Miss.

  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Rich, same goes for the 1943 ORER reproduction via NMRA. No listing for the Mississippian, no reporting marks, but with an interchange with the Frisco at Amory.

    Best Regards,
  9. trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017)

    trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017) Passed away September 22, 2017

    Finding out that the Mississippian had no freight cars of their own is great news for anyone planning on modeling it (as I do some day in the distant future [I hope])since modeling Mississippian freight cars would require customizing other freight cars with customized decals. Thanks for the replies everyone.

    The Mississippian is a class III short line. The track could be worse but it could be better. Is their a way to model bad track without modeling derailments? My guess is probably not but I'm just curious if anyone has ever succeeded at modeling poorly maintained track.
  10. slsfrr (Jerome Lutzenberger RIP 9/1/2018)

    slsfrr (Jerome Lutzenberger RIP 9/1/2018) Engineer Staff Member Supporter

  11. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

  12. trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017)

    trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017) Passed away September 22, 2017

    Well:confused: I don't know why I didn't look for MSRW on RR Picture Archives from the beginning. Duh!?! That's where I should have looked in the first place. This find is both good and bad. Good in the fact that I have access to pictures for modeling. Bad now that I know that I will have a few boxcars to customize in order to model the Mississippian someday. I guess I'll be checking on "the bay" for those style boxcars in those colors. This confirms once and for all that the MISS or MSRW did in fact have a few of it's own freight cars. The locations where the photos were taken were surprisingly far from the Mississippian. Thanks for the link.
  13. pensive

    pensive Member Supporter

    I wonder what era those blue boxcars are. It might be the incentive-per-diem craze of the late 1970's.

  14. trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017)

    trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017) Passed away September 22, 2017

    Now that I've seen photos of MISS or MSRW freight cars, I went to "the bay" tonight and found some St. Lawrence Railroad models to get started. I bought one for now. I'll need to make some MISS decals but I'm not 100% sure how I'll do it since I don't have access to a printer that prints in white so any suggestions would be appreciated. I thought about using some sort of outline font on white water slide decal paper and then cutting out the letters with a hobby knife but I'm not sure how well I could execute that plan, especially on the smaller MISS stencils I would need. I saw 3 basic looks: faded St. Lawrence lettering with MISS stencil, painted over St. Lawrence lettering with MISS stencil, and fully re-lettered MISSISSIPPIAN RAILWAY with MISS stencil. I'm not sure which look I'm going to try to give the one I bought.
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    I'd also like to have something for MISS1082 and MISS90085. I also could use some help identifying the road name behind the door on MISS 1082 and on finding out what type of model I need to model MISS 90085. Would the model shown be adequate or is there something closer to the prototype that is available for purchase?
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  15. trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017)

    trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017) Passed away September 22, 2017

    For a future HO scale model of the Mississippian Railway:
    Does anyone know where I could find an EMD GP7R, preferably in a CNW paint scheme?
    I'm also looking for an EMD SW9? (Little green monster preferred.)
    I'm wondering how much of a stretch it would be to model an EMD SW7 as an EMD SW9? The only difference I've notices are the stacks.
    BTW, Mississippian 261 was BN 261 which was Frisco 306. I've seen photos of it in it's O/W scheme but I want one in it's MISS scheme or as close to it as I can get.
    MISS 261.jpg MSRW 102.jpg
  16. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Supporter

    Re: Amory Yard, 1953

    You might try the Yahoo "HO Yard Sale" group, however the group's name* has been changed, so you might have to surf a little to find it. I belong to the Yahoo "N Scale Yard Sale," and nearly every request (car, kit, part etc.) I've made there was productive. I have also met some nice email "pen pals."

    Tom G.

    * I think Greg Stout knows their new name, maybe he'll chime in.
  17. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Re: Amory Yard, 1953

    Correction - HO Interchange
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  18. trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017)

    trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017) Passed away September 22, 2017

    Re: Amory Yard, 1953

    I think that the group's name is now HO Interchange. I was a member until my email's inbox got flooded by the group (to put it mildly). Then I unsubscribed. I just joined again but with a seperate email address that I'll only use for HO Interchange as soon as they approve my membership application. - Brandon P.S. Beware! There are other Yahoo groups that come up under "HO" and "Yard Sale." I just happened to remember the name HO Interchange when I saw it.

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