The CB&Q's K-Line - Burlington to St. Louis
Structures and Facilities along the K-Line
Burlington, Iowa (Des Moines County)
- Wood interlocking tower (from Q-Connection/AMB kit)
- CB&Q Coaling Facility - Clamshell loaded, 17' x 52' wood frame pocket, 150 ton capacity, serving two tracks with 6 pockets. 126 ton average daily consumption. Built by CB&Q in 1917. Fire protection via hydrants, Sand from steam dryer in steel tank on tower, air supply from roundhouse.
Spring Grove M.P. 214.2 (Des Moines County)
Bridge 213.37 - single span deck plate girder, 60', over Brush Creek
Bridge 211.16 - twin span through truss, 359', 89 span pile trestle, over Skunk River
Wever M.P. 209.9 (Lee County)
- CB&Q Frame Depot
- Stock pens: 3 pens, capacity 4 cars
- Rand Lumber Company (on siding, east of depot)
- F.J. Mohnike elevator (west siding, north of depot)
- Wig-wag crossing signal on Green Bay Ave (south of depot)
- Siding and passing track
Ft. Madison M.P. 202.0 (Lee County)
- CB&Q brick depot, built ????
- CB&Q frame freight house
- CB&Q roadway buildings
- CB&Q coaling facility: Wood frame platform blt by Q in ????, hand shoveled, serving 2 tracks, 2.9 ton daily consumption - no sand.
- Stock pens: 3 pens, capacity 4 cars
- Sheaffer Pen & Pencil Plant
- Trackside park
- Note the cannon in the center, and the AT&SF depot in the distance.
- AT&SF bridge across Mississippi River - Photos and data from Library of Congress Historic American Engineering Record
Bullard M.P. 197.1 (Lee County)
Bridge 196.0 - 2 span deck plate girder, 131', over Devil Creek
Viele M.P. 195.6 (Lee County)
- Stock Pen Facilities: 2 pens, 3 cars capacity
- Passing siding
- Branch to Bloomfield
Bridge 195.10 - single span through truss, 126', 31 span pile trestle, over Sugar Creek
Beck M.P. 193.9 (Lee County)
Montrose M.P. 189.3 (Lee County)
- Depot with train order signal
- Stock Pen Facilities: 2 pens, 4 cars capacity 8'x14' scale, 16'x16' scale house, 6' diameter, 28' deep dug well, 5376 sq. ft. cinder paving.
- Roadway buildings: 10'x14' tool house, 9'x34' bunk house, 3'x3' outhouse
- Coal shed (on spur)
- P.G. Smith Co. Tomato and Pickle canning company (on spur)
- Lee County storage of trucks and machinery, oil tanks (on spur)
- L.E. Denmire Canning Factory (on spur)
- John Noonan's ice house and icing platform(south of depot)
Sandusky M.P. 183.3 (Lee County)
Keokuk M.P. 177.9 (Lee County)
- See K&W listing of Keokuk for detail
- CB&Q Coaling Facility - Ogle coaling tower, built 1926, 300 ton, balanced bucket type, with 4 pockets, serving 3 tracks from wood frame 17'9" x 22'. Ogle hoist with two 1 1/4 ton buckets powered by a 15hp motor. 259 ton average daily consumption. Separate sand house and dryer in a 12' x 12' tank in chute. Hydrant protection.
- Depot, frame
- CB&Q Coaling Facility - Car haul, built by Otto in 1904. 200 ton capacity, 24' x72' wood frame, serving 2 tracks with 4 pockets. 42 ton average daily consumption. Lidgerwood hoist with 32hp gas engine in a 16' x 16' wood frame building. Fire protection via water barrels. Sand in pocket chute with Q-built spout.
North St. Louis
- CB&Q Coaling Facility - Balanced bucket built by Otto in 1919. 150 ton capacity, 26' x26' wood frame serving 2 tracks, 3 pockets and 74 ton average daily consumption. Ogle hoist with 1 ton bucket and 10hp electric motor in a 9' x 42' concrete building. Fire protection via sprinkler. Sand from 8' x 8' tank with 3 spouts.
East St. Louis
- CB&Q Coaling Facility - Clamshell loaded, built by CB&Q in 1919, 17' x 35' wood frame pocket, 200 ton capacity, serving two tracks with 2 pockets. 96 ton average daily consumption. Fire protection via hydrants. No sanding facility attached.
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