Frisco Depot Fort Scott, Kansas

Discussion in 'Depots A-F' started by RICHCRAB, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. RICHCRAB

    RICHCRAB Guest

    Hello Frisco Folks

    Here is a photo that I came across of the Frisco Depot in Claremore, Ok

    Take care, Rich

    Ship it on the Frisco!
     

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  2. Re: Frisco Depot Fort Scott, KS

    Some Other photos of Ft. Scott Ks

    FM
     

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  3. harvey_house

    harvey_house Member

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    "Frisco Depot, Ft. Scott, Kans."

    The sign at the far end reads:
    LUNCH ROOM​
    FRED HARVEY
     

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  4. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    Re: Frisco Depot Fort Scott, KS

    :) Fort Scott Ks Station site and Frisco-BNSF Employee Station 2009

    & the Frisco Freight Depot - which has been moved up the hill from it's original location right across the street from the Ft. Scott Welcome Center.
     

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  5. frisco4301

    frisco4301 Member

    Re: Frisco Depot Fort Scott, KS

    The freight station is actually the MK&T's built in 1870. The Frisco freight station, built in 1884, was torn down in early 1975.
     
  6. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

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    I asked several people about that today, and they swore up and down that it was the Frisco Freight Depot, but I guess they are wrong.:rolleyes:
     
  7. gary hemmingway

    gary hemmingway Gary Hemmingway

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    My father, Bill Hemmingway, worked for the Frisco 1938-1953. I was born in 1938. The only Ft. Scott Frisco Depot I remember is the one without the Cupola. Gary Hemmingway
     
  8. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

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    :) Hi Gary

    As soon as I can find a photo of it, I will post it. No luck as of yet.

    There is a photo of the redesign depot in a book at the tourism office.


    FYI - In tourism office across the street from the old freight depot, they do have some nice prints of the old station for sale for only 30.00
     
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  9. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: Frisco Depot Fort Scott, KS

    fort_scott.jpg
     
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  10. Frisco1515

    Frisco1515 Frisco1515

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    In Joe Collias' book "Frisco Power", pages 282 and 283 are before and after pictures of the Ft. Scott depot. I particularly liked the original design. Those were the days! Fred Clem
     
  11. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Re: Frisco Depot Fort Scott, KS

    I was disappointed when I ran 1522 into Ft. Scott from KC. I had been looking at the Banwart book and when we got there, I could find no signs of what was once there. Roundhouse, Depot freight house and all. Sad. Looks like all other RR towns now. Sterile, unkempt and abandoned. Meh!
     
  12. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

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    Of all the intermediate Frisco engine facilities at Chaffee, Afton, Thayer, Amory, Ft Smith, Hugo, Enid, and perhaps even Newburg, I 'd wager a malted adult beverage none were larger than the facilities at Ft Scott.
     
  13. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

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    Ft. Scott was bigger than any of them. Newburg had 11 stalls. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of the Afton facilities.
     
  14. Re: Frisco Depot Fort Scott, KS

    I have always thought it was interesting what is and what is not still there. The last RR to build into Ft Scott, the MoPac, was the first to depart, yet the first floor of the passenger station survives and the freight house is almost in mint condition. And they had a shop almost as large as the Frisco's, and there is not a trace today. The second RR to arrive, the MKT, was also the second to leave. The passenger station is long gone (and that is really sad), but the freight house, though relocated, is well preserved. The first RR to arrive, the KCFS&G is still there, but both passenger and freight stations are long gone. As far as any surviving Frisco presence goes, probably the Marmaton R. bridge and the bridge over 3rd St. are about it.
     
  15. qaprr

    qaprr Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Depot Ft Scott 1940s. Photographer unknown. My collection.

    Depot Ft. Scott, KS 1940s.jpg
     
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  16. My dad was Trainmaster in Kansas when I was in high school. One of the earlier photos in this thread shows a feature of the town that I remember well from 1966. There was brick paving on many city streets in Ft. Scott. Very slick in rain, worse in snow and mom hated driving on them, wrecked the family Ford. There was a "victory bell" in front of the H.S. that I believe came from a Frisco locomotive. Woke the whole town on a few late Friday nights........
     
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