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Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Engine 1501 and Passenger Car

 
 
Engine 1501 and Passenger Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2020
1. Engine 1501 and Passenger Car Marker
Inscription.  

In 1953, communities began asking Frisco Railroad [sic - Railway] to make the old Frisco steam locomotives available as historic attractions for cities located along the old Frisco line. Dr. Clair V. Mann, secretary/historian of the Phelps County Historical Society and the former historian for Frisco led the campaign for Rolla and the Phelps County area. On January 25, 1955, Phelps County was granted the 1501. In addition, requests for an order board and passenger coach were included as a package deal to be located at Schuman Park, former site of a Frisco water tank. For more information or group tours, contact Rolla Parks and Recreation Department at 573-364-4278.
 
Erected by City of Rolla.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 37° 57.368′ N, 91° 45.962′ W. Marker is in Rolla, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is on the fence surrounding the Frisco Railway display in Schuman Park, on the west side of the covered

Engine 1501 and Passenger Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2020
2. Engine 1501 and Passenger Car Marker
pavilion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 East 14th Street, Rolla MO 65401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frisco 1501 Steam Locomotive (here, next to this marker); Preservation of Steam Locomotive & Passenger Car (a few steps from this marker); Barney & Smith Passenger Car 563 (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Street and Downtown Rolla (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennington-Gilbert Shoe Company (approx. half a mile away); "White" USO (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Pine Street and Downtown Rolla (approx. half a mile away); National Bank (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rolla.
 
Regarding Engine 1501 and Passenger Car. Frisco Lake is the centerpiece of Schuman Park and was probably created by the Frisco Railroad as a dependable water source for refilling its steam locomotive tenders during stops in Rolla.
 
Also see . . .
1. Engine 1501, Oil Tender & 1880s Passenger Car. (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. About the Frisco Railroad. (Submitted on October 3, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Frisco 1501 Steam Locomotive and Coach image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2020
3. Frisco 1501 Steam Locomotive and Coach
Frisco 1501 Steam Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2020
4. Frisco 1501 Steam Locomotive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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