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Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

Prior to the acquisition of the Oskaloosa to Tracy line from the Q, trains from Osky to Des Moines were routed on the RI from Oskaloosa, through Pella and
Alastair & Lynn Muir
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Re: Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

Rob, I believe Al has certainly provided the information you need. I will simply add that the CBQ built bridge over the Des Moines was damaged in the 1947
    Douglas Harding
    6:16 AM
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    Re: Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

    Rob-- I am afraid I misled you a bit. The Winter #1, 1988 issue of North Western Lines has an article about the M&StL in Des Moines. There is a photo of a
    Alastair & Lynn Muir
    11:08 PM
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    Re: Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

    Al and others; My thanks to each of you for all of the great information. I was previously aware of the CB&Q's abandonment/sale of the Oskaloosa to Tracy
    Rob Adams
    9:24 PM
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    Re: Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

    Gene; That remains to be seen. Those engines are pretty special and I'm in no hurry to part with them. But it would be a shame for them to live in the box or
    Rob Adams
    8:44 PM
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    Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

    Rob-- That is because the M&StL bought the Q route from Oskaloosa to Tracy in 1934. They ran trains from Osky over to Tracy and then via trackage rights over
    Alastair & Lynn Muir
    8:28 PM
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    Re: Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

    Rob What are going to do with the R-1s? Gene Deimling On Aug 27, 2015 7:04 PM, "Rob Adams steamera@... [mstl]"
    Eugene Deimling
    8:22 PM
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    Re: Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

    I forgot to mention In 1934 when the M&StL acquired the CB&Q 30.5 mile line from Martensburg through Packwood to Coppock and abandoned their line through Ollie
    John Harker
    8:20 PM
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    Re: Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

    The line between Oskaloosa and Tracy was originally owned and operated by the CB&Q.  Later the M&StL took over the 14.5 mile Tracy line and operated it. 
    John Harker
    8:03 PM
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    Re: Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

    RobWhen the Red Rock Dam was put in and some of the land flooded there were two railroad in the way.  CB&Q and the Wabash Uncle Sam would only put in one road
    STEVEN HOLDING
    7:36 PM
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    Albia to Tracy, IA traffic

    Are there any M&StL fans out there who would be able to answer questions about operations running over the CB&Q and Wabash trackage from Albia to Tracy, Iowa?
    Rob Adams
    7:04 PM
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    Re: Wilson Reefer

    Doug Thank you. I may post another shot once I weather the car. Gene Deimling On Aug 26, 2015 10:29 PM, "'Douglas Harding' doug.harding@...
    Eugene Deimling
    Aug 27
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    Re: Wilson Reefer

    Gene, delighted to see your work. Thanks for sharing it with the group. As others have said, excellent. Doug Harding
    Douglas Harding
    Aug 26
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    Re: Wilson Reefer

    Well, if Herr Zwernemann does not speak German, then it's like this: eine Spitzenleistung=a top-level achievement. Tom ________________________________ From:
    Thomas Baker
    Aug 26
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    Re: Wilson Reefer

    Thomas Herr Zwernemann kein Deutsch spreche. Gene Talk about outstanding! Excellent work, Gene. Eine Spitzenleistung. Mr. Zwernemann will know what that
    Eugene Deimling
    Aug 26
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