Discussion in 'Rolla-Lebanon Subdivision' started by WindsorSpring, Oct 16, 2018.
Great pics! Thanks for sharing those.
Still no luck in finding a pic of the old Kirkwood depot that sat just north of the tracks, west side of Kirkwood Road? There has to be one somewhere!
Tie replacement looks complete through Kirkwood on the south track. The crews have moved east into Webster Groves. As the photo shows, they are collecting the old ones. We watched the crane operator take some care to keep the load neat just before he picked up this bundle.
is this the old picture your looking for?
Old Kirkwood depot that sat just north of the tracks, west side of Kirkwood Road.
No, that is the MoPac depot in Kirkwood, also on Kirkwood Road, north side of the tracks, north of the Frisco by about a mile. In addition to the UP coming through, Amtrak has stopped there for years.
The old Kirkwood Frisco depot I was asking about was also on Kirkwood Road, west side, north of the tracks. It was torn down long ago, and a small depot from down the line was relocated at the same point, but on the south side of the tracks. It also was removed some time ago. A Hill Behan lumber store was built on the old site, north of the tracks, and existed until a few years back. I had a diagram of the old Frisco Kirkwood depot somewhere, but have never seen a pic of it. WindsorSpring and I were working with the Kirkwood Historical Society a few years ago to seek a photo, but no luck so far.
ps - In his wonderful book Frisco Power, Joe Collias included a pic of the small depot relocated to the south side of the tracks at Kirkwood Road, on page 281. Per Joe's caption, it served mainly as a commuter stop back in the days when the Frisco ran morning and evening commuter trains from downtown StL out to Pacific.
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