Railroad Repair and Mill Shop at Springfield Burned

Issue 22 and Volume 58.

Railroad Repair and Mill Shop at Springfield Burned Fire, the origin of which is unknown, destroyed the mill, shop and coach repair annex of the Frisco Railroad reclamation plant at Springfield, Mo., on November 4. A switchman discovered the fire early in the morning and an alarm was sent to the Central fire station. The department made a quick run but the fire had made such headway before it was discovered that the building could not be saved despite hard work by the firemen. Much of the machinery for repairing parts of engines and coaches was warped and rendered useless. The firemen, directed by Chief W. R. Brice, succeeded by hard work in keeping the flames from spreading to any of the other buildings and at 10 o’clock the fire was extinguished. The building included the air room where air brakes are made and repaired, the coach sheds where passenger…

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