Newburg and Jerome depots

Discussion in 'Depots G-P' started by frisco1522, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Jeff Cooney was kind enough to send me a couple of small prints that he bought years ago.
    The Newburg shot is priceless to me as it shows the platform (which I built in concrete!) as brick. Time for a do over. I also like the Frisco refrigerator car in back of the depot. I also now know there is a baggage/freight door on the end. I guess I need to build a new Newburg original depot now.
    Jerome is a nice building also.
     

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  2. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don,

    Great photo's, any idea what the number on the Frisco reefer was?

    Brad
     
  3. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    I don't remember that Jerome depot as it was bypassed by the 1945 Dixon Hill regrade project.

    Jerome was initially developed by the first Republican Party candidate for USA President.

    Also, two frisco.org members once lived in the city where the Republican Party was formed.

    History buffs - CHARGE ;-)
     
  4. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Can't get a grasp on the first number - I want to say 1 or 7, but the last three look to be 144? :confused:
    I go with 7144.
     
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  5. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Doug,

    In response to your first question: who is John C Fremont. As for what two members once lived in Jerome, well you got me.

    Brad
     
  6. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    He was old man Fremont's kid.
    Last three digits of the refrigerator car are 144. First digit looks kinda like a 2.
    I don't know what the numbers of the original Frisco reefers were. This isn't one of the ice reefers in this photo.
     
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  7. mark

    mark Member

    Don,

    Is the photograph dated?

    With a date to narrow the search, we could use an Official Railway Equipment Register (ORER) to help find the car series or verify the number.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
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  8. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Same here, Don. I've never really had young eyes since age 16 but it rather looks like a 2. I'll add my guess to the tally.l

    Neat photos. I'm wondering what in the world the stack of pallet-like material is outside the Newburg freight door.

    The Jerome Depot would make a good model; with all of those trees butting up against it, it looks like a very modeable backdrop. Looks like a pretty good conversation in progress on the platform, too. Thanks to you and Jeff for sharing.

    Best Regards,
     
  9. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Don - That looks like a three-digit steam locomotive sitting down the track in front of the new depot. What would they have been using at Newburg during that era to switch - small 2-8-0's?

    Ken
     
  10. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Best I can make out, it looks like one of the 700 4-6-0s.
    I would place the date of the Newburg shot in the early '20s.
    Doesn't Blair Line have that style Jerome depot?
     
  11. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Enhancing the image of the reefer as much as I can, the number looks like 2244.

    As for John C Fremont: He was very influential in the Westward Expansion, being the son-in-law of Thomas Hart Benton (Manifest Destiny). Read all about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Frémont
     
  12. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I was hoping that maybe it was one of the 3800 series salt reefers, but I figured it was a long shot! Blair Line does offer station kits that are the same plan that was at Jerome, it will also work for Franks. I've got a couple, they look to be really neat kits. It would be really nice if they offered the standard design that was at Newburg, Dixon, Crocker, and many others, hint hint.

    Brad
     
  13. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Brad (or Dale),

    Which Blair Line depot kit would that be, the Gerald Depot or the Grandview Depot?

    Ken
     
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  14. Frisco2008

    Frisco2008 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The Jerome depot looks to be the reverse of the Grandview depot model.
     
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  15. w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021)

    w3hodoug (Doug Hughes RIP 03/24/2021) 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Jerry & Steve Hurt once lived in Jackson, MI.
     

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