Re: ATSF 5714 Fx 8 color photo

Nelson Moyer
 

Good to hear from you, Michael, and thanks for the confirmation on interchange in Ft. Madison.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Gross
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:12 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ATSF 5714 Fx 8 color photo

 

Nelson, just a quick note:

In your 1953 timeframe, the ATSF regularly interchanged with the CB&Q in Fort Madison in town just east of the two depots.  Fort Madison's Shopton yard would send one of their H12-44 switch engines "uptown" to do the work.  Later, perhaps in the 1960s, a newer interchange track was built near the Shopton yards and the "uptown" interchange tracks abandoned.
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Michael Gross
Pasadena, CA

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