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« Reply #40 on: Mar 2nd, 2012, 10:45pm »
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on Oct 6th, 2010, 12:57am, Lfire83 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
On the Missouri side of the river, leading down to the Manufacturers Railway from the MacArthur bridge is this curious arrangement. 1st St at Choteau Av in St Louis. Most of the buildings in this area belonged to the Grunden Martin Manufacturing Co, I would assume this building was part of that conglomerate.

 
Boy, that iron-work bothers me. Aeful lot of crusty-looking rust, and have to wonder how compromiised the structure is.


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« Reply #41 on: Mar 11th, 2012, 12:27am »
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The Eads bridge does have a portal cut in for a Metrolink line that runs along the river in downtown.  
 
As for the structural integrity of the MacArthur bridge, it has so many support beams and was built so heavy, the ground doesn't even shake when a train rolls over it. That bridge will probably outlast everyone living today.
 
Another interesting bridge, a steel king post truss with inverted truss support spans, all link and pin construction, on an old UPRR line in Shreveport, LA.  
[/b]***picture taken from the Spring St bridge over the Cross Bayou just north of downtown.[b]


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« Reply #42 on: Mar 11th, 2012, 10:27pm »
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Another interesting bridge, a steel king post truss with inverted truss support spans, all link and pin construction, on an old UPRR line in Shreveport, LA.

Can you be more specific as to location.  I have just strolled around some on Google maps in the Shreveport area and could not find it.  This is a most interesting looking structure.  I would love to know where it is.


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« Reply #43 on: Mar 12th, 2012, 10:27am »
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Lfire' - George - All -  
 
Label, "...old UPRR line..." a bit broad brush. Heritage should be MOPAC? Can't say I am all that familiar with all the stretches of track in the area.
 
.......................Vern..................
 


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« Reply #44 on: Mar 12th, 2012, 5:21pm »
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A stream name would also help us find this wonderous structure.  Truly something like this I have never seen in the flesh.  
 
Although Shreveport now has only two railroad companies, (which is one more than a lot of bigger cities have), the UP side was once three:
 
Cotton Belt, otherwise know as SLSW, out of Lewisville, Arkansas
Texas and Pacific, west toward Dallas and southeast toward Alexandria on the southwest side of the Red River.
Southern Pacific to Houston  All three of these lines are still in place.
 
And then we have KCS.
The original KCS north to Texarkana and east to Minden LA, then south
The L&A, long a part of KCS, southeast to Alexandria on the northeast side of the Red River
and finally the Illinois Central east to Vicksburg, before ICRR takeover, the VS&P.  Don't know about Shreveport to Minden, but the others are still in place.  
 
To the best of my knowledge, all but T&P used Union Station, and T&P had their own.  Last time I looked, the building is gone, the tracks are gone, but you can still see the platforms for the Union Station when you zoom in on the Sattelite view.
 
There are also two bridges across the river.  The ICRR bridge and the SLSW bridge.  The KCS used the SLSW bridge, but have no idea if they have kept their rights to use it since they now have their own.


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« Reply #45 on: Mar 12th, 2012, 5:36pm »
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Did you see the amending note on original post by Lfire? Dated SU 11 MAR 12:27 AM HR. May help...
 
To keep it completely correct, I didn't consider T & P, which effectively a MOPAC System line...
 
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« Reply #46 on: Mar 12th, 2012, 9:13pm »
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OK, Vern.
 
Would have helped if I had simply scrolled back up the thread.  With his new info, I was able to zoom right in on it.  this appears to be on what was T&P's direct line north to Texarkana, which dissapeared as a hrough line a long time back.  Appears that there are no longer rails on the bridge.  A very unique structure.


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« Reply #47 on: Mar 12th, 2012, 9:20pm »
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George, there is  tributary that runs into the Red River (can't find a name for it) north of Texas Street. Railroad bridge between North Spring and Clyde Fant Freeway.  Tracking back along that tributary, looks like it may be Caddo Bayou. On west side of river.
 
EDIT - OOPS! Make that Cypress Bayou. Caddo Lake, but Cypress Bayou.
 
EDIT 2 - I guess Cypress Bayou runs into Cross Bayou and flpws on into the Red River under that name from post supra. My bad. It i had run down a real map...


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« Reply #48 on: Mar 12th, 2012, 10:44pm »
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It would make for a unique modeling project.
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« Reply #49 on: Mar 12th, 2012, 11:05pm »
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on Mar 12th, 2012, 10:44pm, CHESSIEMIKE wrote:       (Click here for original message)
It would make for a unique modeling project.
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Yes, it would. So would the UP (ex-T&P/MOPAC) bridge across the Trinity at Riverside, Texas (a bit west of the town of Trinity) which was built as a center-pivot swing bridge to facilitate boat traffic (as in commercial boat traffic) on the Tirnity. I believe it may have been opened once following completion and then never after. Machinery removed and rails welded in recent years so it is now a fixed bridge in trutha s well as practice.


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« Reply #50 on: Mar 20th, 2012, 6:48pm »
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I didn't figure one bridge would draw so much attention, but it is a truly unique structure. I actually walked the bridge and got detail shots since it was clearly long since abandoned and most of the r.o.w. being used as a walkway for locals to get to the casino.  
 
Here's a shot of an old feed mill structure in use as a m.o.w. section gang base in Robstown, Texas on the KCS TexMex Railway. The spur track alongside its loading dock was where we tied up our equipment the previous night.


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An old roundhouse, now in use by maintenance of way, in the KCS/ICE yard in Kansas City. The KCS Office Car Special rests in the background. One track remains active into the roundhouse, the other two bays serve as storage room and a place for company trucks. Note the conversion of the far left bay into office space.

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« Reply #52 on: Mar 20th, 2012, 7:44pm »
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Company pride shows in the bridgework in National City, IL on State Rt. 3.

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« Reply #53 on: Mar 20th, 2012, 7:51pm »
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2nd St track running on the Manufacturers Railway at the Barton St crossing in St Louis, MO.

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More company pride on display, although now operated by the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad. Just west of the W&LE yard in East Carnegie over the interstate.

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The WNY&P crossing of the Sinnemahoning Creek in Cameron, PA on the former Pennsylvania Railroads' Buffalo Line over Keating Summit. There are several offset style through truss bridges on this line, this appearing to be a rather ancient one of link and pin construction. A trio of Alco's southbound on the DFT turn always make for a better photo.

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The abandoned interlocking tower at the junction of the B&O and PRR low grade line in Falls Creek, PA. This interlocking no longer exists as the owner of both lines, the B&P, removed the PRR crossing since the line is no longer a through route and all traffic funnels through the DuBois yard. The tower still stands today.

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Formerly the Jamestown Westfield & Northwestern Railroads' Brooklyn Square industrial lead bridge over the Chadakoin River in Jamestown, NY. This shot was taken from the former Erie train station while working on the property as part of its restoration.
 
The bridge was last used to supply coal to the Jamestown BPU power plant, but due to tonnage restrictions, coal is now either trucked to the plant, or served by rail across the river in the old Erie RR yard (now WNY&P) and trucked across the river.


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Why install a pipe when a much more expensive bridge will do?  
 
On the now abandoned JW&NW near Isabella St in Jamestown, NY. Only a small portion of the former shortline remains where Conrail served several small customers in the city limits.


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« Reply #59 on: Mar 21st, 2012, 9:22am »
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on Mar 20th, 2012, 7:40pm, Lfire83 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
An old roundhouse, now in use by maintenance of way, in the KCS/ICE yard in Kansas City. The KCS Office Car Special rests in the background. One track remains active into the roundhouse, the other two bays serve as storage room and a place for company trucks. Note the conversion of the far left bay into office space.

 
What is going on with the turntable? Looks like it is out of service and the pit being filled in, or something.


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