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Fremsdorf Tower 1904

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This 1904 photo of the Fremsdorf Tower was contributed by Timothy Cannon.    Thanks Tim. The following comments are his.
This is Fremsdorf, a place about 2 miles due east from old Illmo. My guess is that the boxcar was temporary until the interlocking tower was operational. I think this is where the Cotton Belt (the line to Gray's Point) and the Frisco (Houck's St. Louis and Gulf) crossed. I have another picture of a Cotton Belt interlocking tower at Illmo taken about the same time. They are almost identical in design.

N0TE: I know I don't usually put anything but depots on the site, but the way the box car was used in this photo intrigued me.

Front view

Photographer Unknown.


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