Friday, June 30, 2006
Photos by Fred Lynch
The railroad has helped to define the life and growth of towns in Southeast Missouri over the last century. In two audio clips, Advance resident Paul Corbin discusses his perspective of the railroad which played a role in the community for 84 years.
Paul Corbin of Advance, Mo. discusses the railroad's presence in the community in Audio Clip Part 1
. He also talks about his personal experience in education and business in Audio Clip Part 2
An abandoned section of Frisco railroad track remains in Delta, Mo. near the Highway 25 crossing.
A display in the Chaffee Historical Museum pays homage to the influence of the railroad which has played a role in the community for more than a century.
The Frisco Railroad is depicted in a mural by Chaffee artist Aaron Horrell who painted it on a building in Chaffee in 2005.
The Round House of the Frisco Railroad, which no longer exists, is shown under construction in Chaffee in this photo provided by the Chaffee Historical Museum.
Frisco Railroad conductor John E. Montgomery worked as the last passenger train left Chaffee on Sept. 23, 1965. (Chaffee Historical Museum)
The Frisco Railroad depot in Advance, Mo. (Courtesy of Paul Corbin)