surviving depots and stations

Discussion in 'General' started by FRISCO4503, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. FRISCO4503

    FRISCO4503 FRISCO4503 Frisco.org Supporter

    I am just curious, are there any FRISCO depots or stations left standing and in use today. I know of Union Station in St. Louis, but as for the rest of em. I have no idea!!|-|
     
  2. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Neodesha, KS is still standing (metal shed in yard that served as station in final years) and is used by Watco for their operations.
     
  3. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    Bristow, OK, now city offices, in the 1980's my Father, Mother and I drove the whole Frisco System, at that time there were only about 12 depots still standing and none of them were used by the RR. We can thank Big Nothing for that!
     
  4. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Is the Webster Groves depot still there? They used to have a model RR club layout there.

    Tom
     
  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

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  6. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Richard and All:

    In some states, I believe including here in Kansas, railroads demolished or sold depots to get them off of tax roles. That to me is just smart economics!

    Also Augusta, KS is still standing.
     
  7. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Lenexa, KS is still standing albeit it has been moved to a park complex.
     
  8. wmrx

    wmrx MP Trainmaster

    The Carthage, MO depot still exists, although it has been moved a little over a mile to private property. It shares space with a former MP caboose that has been painted in Frisco colors.
     
  9. Here are the first couple Frisco depots I can think of that still exist. Fort Smith,AR(museum), Van Buren,AR(museum/train station for A&M RR), Fayyettville,AR (Mexican restaurant), Mammoth Springs,AR(museum with Frisco caboose on display), Phocohantas,AR (Church),Bentonville,AR (Museum/Chamber of Commerce. Has a CRIP caboose painted in SL-SF paint). This is the Arkansas List.
    Ship it on the Frisco!!!


    Murphy Jenkins
     
  10. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Keith, do they have a museum in the depot there? I talked to a fellow by phone a few years back, as their Historic Society was getting ready to observe the anniversary of the tornado that flattened the original depot and subsequently led to the construction of the extant version.

    However, I can't recall if their society/museum occupies the building or not.

    Best Regards,
     
  11. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    As best as I remember, yes, but the building was locked up the day that I was there.
     
  12. FRISCO4503

    FRISCO4503 FRISCO4503 Frisco.org Supporter

    I had no idea the depot in Neodesha was the old depot. I used to work out of that building. I knew it belonged to FRISCO because I found alot of old FRISCO documents in some of the lockers there years ago. But I figured it was just the old yard office. I have seen pictures of the original Neodesha Depot from back in the steam days.

    My new layout is planned to fill a 3 car garage and be double decked and so I am planning on covering alot of real estate but in HO scale. Trying to plan an area to cover.
     
  13. diesel shop

    diesel shop Member

    The one I used the most, Oklahoma City, OK.
     
  14. tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018)

    tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018) Passed Away February 11, 2018

    Also surviving on the former Bentonville Branch is the depot at Southwest City, Missouri. It is located in a field about one-half mile from the original location. As of July 2009 it was in an advanced state of decay. The depot was painted as the Liberty City depot in the 1939 film Jesse James.
    The depot at Okmulgee ,OK is used by BNSF field forces.
     
  15. mvtelegrapher

    mvtelegrapher Member

    Riverton, KS depot was moved and is behind a house in Baxter Springs and the Waco, MO depot is behind a house about a block east of it's original location.

    John Chambers
     
  16. trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017)

    trainchaser007 (Brandon Adams RIP 9/22/2017) Passed away September 22, 2017

    The old station east of Aberdeen, MS (Aberdeen Jct.) is still standing beside the old Frisco track on the east bank of the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway. The line was moved for construction of the waterway near the end of the Frisco era.
     
  17. frisco4301

    frisco4301 Member

    Clayton, OK, Poteau, OK, Ada, OK, Elgin, OK, Frederick, OK, Antlers, OK, Hugo, OK, Paris, TX (Joint facility), Idebell, OK, Ashdown, AR, St. James, MO, West Plaines, MO, Mammoth Spring, AR, Crocker, MO.
     
  18. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    What about Steelville, Mo? Is it still standing? It was the last time I was down there, but that was about ten years ago.

    Ken
     
  19. Friscoot

    Friscoot Member

    Steelville was still there when I passed through a few weeks ago and snapped this pic with my phone. It seems to be occupied by some sort of civic group.
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  20. tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018)

    tomd6 (Tom Duggan RIP 2/11/2018) Passed Away February 11, 2018

    The Frisco depot in Rogers, AR , a steel building , is now used by the Rogers Water Department. The Frisco depot in Springdale, AR , a steel building, is used by the A & M RR as their dispatch center.
     

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