Discussion in 'Depots G-P' started by Frisco Meteor, Apr 15, 2006.
Frisco Depot Morley Mo
From Richard Crabtree on Frisco Rails Across Missouri:
Here we are at the Frisco Depot in Morley, Missouri. The town of Morley Missouri was plotted and named after a railroad official J.H. Morley of St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad ~ aka MoPac. The StLIM RR made it to town in 1868/9 and the Post office soon followed. The Frisco presence in Morley was around the turn of the last century around 1900, some 40 years later. This was part of the Frisco's River Division, Leachville Sub-Division.
Photo 1) Frisco Depot Morley, Missouri
Photo 2) Frisco Depot Morley, Missouri blueprint ~ MSU Digital Collection
Photo 3) Frisco & St. Louis Iron Mountain RR Lines in Morley, Missouri 1920s
Photo 4) Frisco track gang in Morley, Missouri around the turn of the last century.
Click here for current view, the MoPac dept was at Kirkwood & Allen - I believe the Frisco Depot was to the northwest of there
On February 21, 1934, Frisco received approval from the ICC to abandon the Leachvilleville Sub between Marquette (Gulf Jct) and Brooks Junction. This was one of Louis Houck’s railroads built to haul Swampeast Missouri timber. The depletion of this resource, the depression, and the development of the trucking industry killed this part of the Leachville Sub.
I very much doubt that picture number four was taken “on the Frisco”; the rail is way too heavy to be on the Leachvilleville Sub.
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