Kansas City Union Station

Discussion in 'Depots G-P' started by Frisco Meteor, May 6, 2006.

  1. I went to KC US as I always do when I am in town, Today I saw something that just went up. A Mural of all the trains that serviced KC US. I have enclosed several photos of the station, the mural, and photos of a special guest SP745 (The Sprit of Louisana) - They just put the rods back on her 2 day ago - She broke down on the way to KC. She is not Frisco, but she survived "Katrina" and that is pretty special!

    Also - Check out the KC Rail Experiences at

    http://www.unionstation.org/exhibitDetail.cfm?listingID=150


    FM
     

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  2. rranruc

    rranruc Member

    I've never been to KC US. I assume Amtrack is the only passenger service? Is there any good train watching there, like thru freight or yard switching at US?
     
  3. To answer your questions, yes, and yes. At the station it is mainly Amtrack but the line (ex ATSF) heading east -west runs through there - so you will see frieght. Also UP (Ex Mo Pac) runs there for the reigonal run between KC and STL. If you go to google maps

    http://www.google.com/maphp?hl=en&tab=wl&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:eek:fficial_s&q=

    And type in the address of the station l

    Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd Kansas City, MO. 64108

    look to the north and the east you will find BNSF (ex Frisco, ex ATSF, ex etc...) there. Also you find UP (ex Mo Pac, ex etc...) there as well. And lets not forget KCS. The owner sits on the board of director for Union Station. It seems all trains run through KC

    FM
     

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  4. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) Kansas City Union Station - 1939 Sanborn map
     

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  6. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    That's a terrific painting--I suppose paying a little homage to Thomas Hart Benton (That's looks like him looking down from the cloud of smoke over the C & A steamer). I wish I had a print or a poster.

    Tom
     
  7. meteor910

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

    Nice to see the Frisco getting a position of importance in the lineup. Neat painting!

    Ken
     
  8. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I am a new (67 yrs young) kid on the block. Shawnee,KS from 63 -69.
    Can anyone tell me what happened to the O Scale layout that was being built in the ramparts at that time.
    I have been an avid Frisco lover ever since then.
    Sherrel Weems (I was a tough kid)
     
  9. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    Back to the KC Union Station mural--Who is the guy in the cloud of smoke? I take it to be Thomas Hart Benton (I guess as a tribute), because it's done in his style. Any ideas? Anyone know who painted it?

    Tom
     
  10. meteor910

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

    Where do they have the mural hanging in KU Union Station? What part of the building?

    Ken
     
  11. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    The painting is on the north wall in the stair way/escalator leading to the downstairs on the west side of the main area. It looks like it is painted on the wall itself.

    Ship IT on the Frisco!

    Rick
     
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  12. meteor910

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

    Rick - Thanks.

    My wife attended a convention in KC in June, 2006. I went along for the ride. While she was in her meetings, I toured KC. I spent about a half-day in KC Union Station and really enjoyed it. Magnificent building - I'd like to see them do more with it than they had underway then.

    Ken
     
  13. railroadguy65

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  14. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) Kansas City Union Station in the 1970's

    there is a small sign out fornt that says Landmark Resturant. When did that exist at the station?
     

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  15. Rick McClellan

    Rick McClellan 2009 Engineer of the Year

    This photo was taken before I moved to KC in 1979. The restaurant on the east end of the station was The Lobster Pot at that time. Union Station looks much better these days.

    Ship IT on the Frisco!

    Rick
     
  16. Cant wait I'm gonna be there on Wensday. Where going to Science City inside Union Station then i'll tour the rest of the building. Are there any other railroad muesums in the area that I could visit?
    Ship it on the Frisco!!!


    Murphy Millican:)
     
  17. meteor910

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

    Rick - I've only been in KCUS once, in June of 2006. I saw what was formerly a neat restaurant on the east end on the second floor. Was that the "Lobster Pot" you were referring to?

    Ken
     
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