Salem Branch, Rolla-Lebanon Sub

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  1. rogerrt477

    rogerrt477 Guest

    Lead Junction to Buick, MO Stations and Mileposts

    Lead Junction to Buick, MO.-

    M.P.- Station---- Blt.- P.C.
    100.4 Lead Jct.-- 1967 SLSF
    107.5 Cherryville- 1967 SLSF
    122.9 St.Joe----- 1967 SLSF
    123.3 Viburnum-- 1967 SLSF
    127.4 Bixby------ 1967 SLSF
    130.0 Buick------ 1967 SLSF

    Predecessor Company-
    1) SLSF-St.Louis-San Francisco RY

    Notes-
    1) Connects with Salem Branch at Lead Jct.
    2) Viburnum to Bixby built on abandoned Sligo & Eastern RR right-of-way.
    3) Buick end-of-branch.
     
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  2. rogerrt477

    rogerrt477 Guest

    Bangert to Condrary, MO Stations and Mileposts

    Bangert to Condrary, MO.-

    M.P. Station------ Blt.- Aban. P.C.
    0.0 Bangert------ 1879 1900 SLS&LR
    ?.? Avery-------- 1879 1900 "
    ?.? Hawkin's Bank 1879 1900 "
    ?.? Condrary----- 1879 1900 SLS&LR

    Predecessor Company-
    1) SLS&LR-St.Louis, Salem & Little Rock RR

    Notes-
    1) Connects with Salem Branch at Bangert.
    2) Branch constructed to serve area iron mines.
    3) Condrary end-of-branch.
     
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  3. rogerrt477

    rogerrt477 Guest

    Howes to Plank Iron Mine, MO Stations and Mileposts

    Howes to Plank Iron Mine, MO.

    M.P. Station-------- Blt.- Aban. P.C.-
    0.0 Howes--------- 1874 1900 SLS&LR
    5.0 Plank Iron Mines 1874 1900 SLS&LR

    Predecessor Company-
    1) SLS&LR- St.Louis, Salem & Little Rock RR

    Notes-
    1) Connects with Salem Branch at Howes.
    2) Plank Iron Mines end-of-branch.
     
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  4. rogerrt477

    rogerrt477 Guest

    Bangert to DeCamp, MO Stations and Mileposts

    Bangert to DeCamp, MO.-

    M.P. Station- Blt.- Aban. P.C.-
    0.0 Bangert- 1877 1934 D&P
    4.0 Wrinkler- 1878 1934 D&P
    ?.? Smith's-- 1900 1934 SLSF
    13.0 DeCamp 1905 1934 SLSF

    Predecessor Companies-
    1) D&P-Dent & Phelps RR
    2) SLSF-St.Louis & San Francisco RR

    Notes-
    1) Connects with Salem Branch at Bangert.
    2) DeCamp end-of-branch.
     
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  5. rogerrt477

    rogerrt477 Guest

    Cherry Valley Jct. to Cherry Valley, MO Stations and Mileposts

    Cherry Valley Jct. to Cherry Valley, MO.-

    M.P. Station---------- Blt.- Aban. P.C.-
    0.0 Cherry Valley Jct.- 1877 1957? CVRR
    4.6 Elayer------------ 1877 1957? CVRR
    6.0 Cherry Valley----- 1877 1957? CVRR

    Predecessor Company-
    1) CVRR-Cherry Valley RR

    Notes-
    1) Connects with Salem Branch at Cherry Valley Jct.
    2) Cherry Valley end-of-branch.
     
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  6. patrick

    patrick Guest

    Does anyone have any pictures of trains travelling on the old Salem Branch? This particular line has always been of interest to me, but information and pictures seem to be scarce. I have one, a small freight consist pulled by a single Burlington Northern GP38-2 (former Frisco No. 698)taken in the summer of 1984, one of the last, if not the last, train that was ever run on the line. The picture was taken in Wesco MO. I also have a photograph of the Wesco depot taken in the 1920's. I would like to post these, but I don't have a scanner at this time. If anyone has further information on this line or the Cherryvalley and Sligo and Eastern, please e-mail me.
     
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  7. roger

    roger Guest

    Steelville & Salem

    Pat, there is an article by Frank Barry travelling on the Rolla Sub and down the Salem Branch in the Jan.1982 issue of Trains Pgs.44-47 which includes a couple of photos at Steelville & Salem.
     
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  8. roger

    roger Guest

    Bixby to East End (Rulon), MO

    Roger R.Taylor
    Line Segment 108-
    Bixby to East End (Rulon), MO.

    Station- M.P. Blt. Aban. P.C. County
    Bixby 0.0 1912 1929 S&ERR Iron
    East End (Rulon) 7.? 1912 1929 S&ERR Iron


    Predecessor Company-
    1) S&ERR- Sligo & Eastern RR

    Notes-
    1) Rails removed Winter 1932-33.
    1) East End (Rulon), MO.-
    The village of East End is in the west end of Iron County about 1/4th a mile northeast of the junction of HWY 32 & 49. The first names applied to East End were Goodwater and Goodland. Goodwater was on the north side of HWY 32 and Goodland was on the south side.
    In 1912, the railroad reached the town. This was the east end of the Sligo & Eastern RR, thus the town was renamed East End. In 1929, the construction of HWY 32 began, HWY 49 was constructed later.
    Sawmills sprang up overnight. After the logs were sawed into lumber, the roughage was used to make cordwood. In 1929, the railroad was abandoned because there was not enough timber left to make the railroad profitable. Today at East End, there is a store and three houses
     
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  9. roger

    roger Guest

    Bixby to Buick, MO

    Roger R. Taylor
    Line Segment 109-
    Bixby to Buick, MO.

    Station- M.P. Blt. Aban. P.C. County
    Bixby 0.0 1912 1930 S&ERR Iron
    Buick 5.? 1912 1930 S&ERR Iron

    Predecessor Company-
    1) S&ERR- Sligo & Eastern RR

    Notes-
    1) Rails removed Winter 1932-33.

     
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  10. roger

    roger Guest

    Line Segment 107 - Goltra to Bixby, MO

    Roger R. Taylor
    Line Segment 107-
    Goltra to Bixby, MO.

    Stations- M.P. Blt. Aban. P.C. County-
    Goltra 0.0 1881 1934 SFRR Dent
    Sligo Furn. 5.1 1881 1934 SFRR Dent

    Sligo Furn. 0.0 1906 1930 S&ERR Dent
    Sligo 1.0 1906 1930 S&ERR Dent
    Dillard 12.5 1906 1930 S&ERR Crawford
    Viburnum ??.? 1906 1930 S&ERR Iron
    Bixby 22.? 1906 1930 S&ERR Iron

    Predecessor Companies-
    1) SFRR- Sligo Furnance RR
    2) S&ERR- Sligo & Eastern RR

    Notes-
    1) Rails removed Sligo to Bixby Winter 1932-1933.
    2) Sligo, MO.-
    Sligo was established in 1880 by a group of New York capitialists headed by Edward F. Goltra. Sligo lay in the extreme northeastern corner of Dent County. For 42- years the furnaces of Sligo belched thier sparks of steel from flames fed by the woods of the neighboring hillsides and for 20-years the Sligo & Eastern RR, with wood-burning locomotives with drivers geared directly to the cylinders (Shays), were used to haul that fuel and it was found necessary to extend its tracks as the timber supply dissappeared. About 1900, the business of iron was no longer profitable.
    Sligo became the possession of the American Car & Foundary Co. in 1901 and the last glowing bar of iron was removed from its furnace in 1921. It was these owners who abandoned the Sligo & Eastern and what ever remained and sold it for scrap around 1932 or 1933. The last crew included Conductor Louis Jamison; Engineer Bud Jamison; Roundhouse Hiney McGinnis; Brakeman Everett Chapman and Walter Ferrell and Fireman Cubert Satterfield.
    The giant furnaces, charcoal kilns, machine shops, roundhouse and the old hotel - are all gone. Once with a population of 4000, Sligo had diminished into a village of 4 or 5 houses.

     
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  11. william

    william Guest

    Salem Branch and the S & E

    Roger,
    Thanks for the extra info on the Salem Branch and the S & E. I found it very interesting, and I no idea that the line ever went past Buick. In many places, you could never tell that a railroad had passed through the region, for the old roadbed is overgrown with vegetation, and much of it has disappeared into the earth. A local history book that I have states that the Sligo and Eastern used a Shay locomotive on the line, although photos at the Dillard Mill historical site show a conventional steam engine, I believe a mogul type. I have never heard of a Shay operating on the Frisco, so I was wondering if someone else had ever heard of this before.
    Thanks again,
    Patrick
     
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  12. roger

    roger Guest

    Cuba to Salem, MO

    Cuba to Salem, MO.-

    Stations- M.P. Blt. Aban.- County-
    Cuba 0.0 1873 ----- Crawford
    Boyd 4.6 1873 ----- "
    Halberts 5.7 1873 ----- "
    Bird's Nest 5.7 1873 ----- "
    Cherry Valley Jct. 6.9 1873 ----- "
    Midland 7.4 1873 ----- "
    Sankey 7.8 1873 ----- "
    Steelville 8.5 1873 ----- "
    Vivian 10.4 1873 ----- "
    Roswell 11.3 1873 ----- "
    Lead Jct. 14.1 1873 ----- "

    Lead Jct. 14.1 1873 1984 Crawford
    Highway 14.6 1873 1984 "
    Keysville 16.4 1873 1984 "
    Crooked Creek 19.5 1873 1984 "
    Wesco 21.0 1873 1984 "
    Elma 22.7 1873 1984 "
    Goltra 23.1 1873 1984 "
    Hitch 23.8 1873 1984 "
    Charcoal #1 24.1 1873 1984 Dent
    Cooks 24.4 1873 1984 "
    Charcoal #2 27.7 1873 1984 "
    Boscobel 29.3 1873 1984 "
    Bangert 30.6 1873 1984 "
    Earl's 32.1 1873 1984 "
    Howes 35.3 1873 1984 "
    Salem 40.3 1873 1984 "

    Predecessor Company-
    SLS&LR- St.Louis, Salem & Little Rock RR

    Notes-
    1) Cuba, MO.-
    A) Construction begins in spring of 1873.
    B) Take MO19 south from I44 through Cuba, take left just before crossing under tracks to yard.
    2) Midland, MO. destroyed by flood 7/8/1898.
    3) Steelville, MO. depot sold to Kiwanis Club 1978.
    4) Salem, MO.-
    A) Construction completed 7/1873
    B) Depot constructed 1874
    C) Depot razed 1966
     
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  13. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: Cuba to Salem, MO

    Attached is a map of the area discussed in this thread. It is part of a map of Missouri published in 1905. Many of the towns listed have disappeared.

    Rich

    eastern Missouri 1905.jpg
     
  14. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Thanks for the map!

    Question: What lines radiated out of Lead Jct.? (To what towns?) The map doesn't show Lead Jct.
     
  15. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Lead Junction didn't enter the Frisco lexicon until the Lead Line was built.
     
  16. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Hmm. Guess I was misunderstanding the 1873 build date for Lead Jct. in the above station list.
     
  17. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

  18. wpmoreland719

    wpmoreland719 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: Lead Junction to Buick, MO Stations and Mileposts

    Thanks for posting this, Karl. Very interesting to see the Sligo and DeCamp branches still on the timetable in 1933. I thought both had been abandoned around 1929 or 1930. My grandfather was part of the crew that took up both branches. On the DeCamp branch, he talked of riding in a gondola as the engineer tried to work the train up a grade. He couldn't quite make the hill, so he would back the train down to the bottom, then get another run at it. He did this several times before he finally got the train over the crest. I had a similar experience on the Central Midland last November when we had a skiff of snow on the rails. We were heading east and couldn't quite make the hill at Tavern Rock, milepost 38. I rode in the "cage" of the last car, a CMEX covered hopper, so that I could protect the point while we backed down the hill to St. Albans. We finally made it after three tries, and although I was glad when we did, it was a neat experience.

    Pat Moreland,
    Union Mo.
     
  19. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    I am quite sure this has been covered, but what railroad guy's refer to as the Lead Line (lead Jct to Viburnum) must have been built sometime in the 50's. I have worked on it several times, but really didn't pay too much attention to the history. I am liking to read these posts, and recall some of the old heads talking about the construction. I picked up scrap on the line with a American Crane, carried out some of the cystral rock, which used to be all over the ditches. I still have a couple of pieces in my flower beds, that has moved with me over the years. This is really a neat line as is the Ft wood branch, anyone who gets the chance to see them or ride down the line, well its, worth the trip. I have been over lots of track, but this is some of the most scenic.
     
  20. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    It was built during 1967. Some of the rail came from the KC Sub East Main when it was retired.
     

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