Frisco (BNSF) Yards Springfield Mo the Past

Discussion in 'General' started by Frisco Meteor, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. He are are some postcards of the North, South and the West Frisco Shops and Yards in Springfield, Mo

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  2. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) North Springfield Station, Yard, & Roundhouse 1884 - Sanborn Maps
     

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  3. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) Springfield Mo Station, Yards, & Roundhouse 1891 Sanborn Maps
     

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  4. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) 1902 Springfield Mo Frisco station, Yard, and Roundhouse
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  5. xcartoad

    xcartoad Member

    I love these old post cards. Card third from left, top row is looking north at the Consolidated Mechanical Shop. The tracks runnning left to right (west to east) were for the transfer table that hauled the cars into the shop from the train yard. Fourth card from left, top row, is looking east from the transfer table. The red brick building on the left is the Roadway Equipment Shop, behind the hopper car, the lines running from left to right are steam and air lines, maybe even acetylene and oxygen (Oxyacetylene lines ran through out the mechanical shops). Red brick building on the right is the Roadway Equipment Shop. The water tower was near the Water Service Shop and was taken down about 2008. Fifth picture top row shows the transfer table which had frequent derails when empty, it seemed to work better with a load or else the operator (an electician helper) when it was empty went too fast. Me and another carman would take two twenty ton step jacks and rerail it. In the late seventies or early eighties the transfer table and all of the tracks that ran north/south in the Consolidated Mechanical Shop were taken out and four tracks were laid in the shop that ran east/west. This was when the Consolidated Mechanical Shop was made into a total car shop and the other car shop know as the "cow barn", just west of the Consolidated Mechanical Shop, was made into the Roadway Equipment Shop. The Roadway Equipment Shop was sent to Brainard, MN in the nineties, the car shops were closed in December 1985 and were leased to a non union car repair bunch owned by Anhiser Bush, which was closed in 2009 and demolished later that year. I worked in all of these shops plus some others not mentioned as a carman from 1971 to 1988 when I transfered to the Engineering Department as a Signalman and retired in 2010 as a Signalman.
     

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