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Henry
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Frisco depot in Webster Groves, MO (rshsdepot)
 
« on: Apr 1st, 2004, 3:15pm »
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Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 14:29:16 -0500
From: Jim Dent
Subject: Frisco depot in Webster Groves, MO (rshsdepot)
 
Via the Railroad Depots West list...
 
From   Ken Rimmel <kc0esl at juno dot com>  
 
    Here is some information about what is happening at the 94 year  
old Frisco depot in Webster Groves, MO.  The Big Bend Railroad Club,  
Inc., owners of the depot since 1994 and occupants since 1938, tried  
to get a local historic status from the City of Webster Groves.  It  
was planned that the designation may help in the process of securing  
funds/grants from outside sources and to also lengthen a window of  
time that is set in the lease the club has on the property the  
building sits on.  The lease states that if it should be broken by  
either the club or the railroad (BNSF), the club will have thirty  
days to vacate the depot, move or demolish it and clean up the  
property to the railroad's acceptance.  Any structures in Webster  
Groves that carry an historical designation, cannot receive a  
demolition permit until a 180-day waiting period has elapsed.  The  
railroad blocked the application for historic status, reminding  
everyone at the meeting that the property is under federal and state  
regulations and is exempt from county and municipal control.  I have  
confirmed this with the local county office.  The railroad still  
refuses to consider selling all or part of the property, stating that  
they have a crossing control box at one end of the land and that some  
day they may have use for that narrow strip of land again.
    The other item is that the club and depot was featured on a local  
PBS station on March 29th.  Local PBS station KETC taped a segment  
for their Living St. Louis, a magazine-style program that airs Monday  
through Wednesday at 7:00 PM.  Since this particular segment only  
lasted about five minutes, they only briefly covered the club, model  
railroading and the depot itself.  Nevertheless, this coverage was  
longer than the combined coverage that KTVI did in 1985 and 1992.
 
 
Ken Rimmel, Secretary
Big Bend Railroad Club, Inc.
www.geocities.com/bbrrclub
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bigbendrrclub
 
 
 
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railroad structures at: http://www.rrshs.org


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Henry
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Local business district helps club with 100 yr. old depot (rshsdepot)
 
« Reply #1 on: Jul 2nd, 2010, 1:16pm »
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Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 18:59:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Kenneth Rimmel  
Subject: Local business district helps club with 100 yr. old depot (rshsdepot)
 
 
We have been trying to get a local writer to work on doing a small news article about not only what the local business district council is doing for us, but also our plight to raise about $42,000 for a new roof. In the meantime while we are waiting until it happens (seems like we do this a lot), I want you all to know. The Crossroads Taxing District (of Webster Groves, MO) is paying for the $6500 paint job on our depot which turned 100 this year. Also, we are still applying for financial support, donations and/or grants to help recoup almost $10,000 of repairs we have performed to date and about $42,000 we need for a new roof. We want to put on a roof that resembles the original Spanish tile, but one that is not as expensive and lasts a lot longer. As of July 1, about 75 percent of the painting is complete, leaving the windows and soffits for us club members to finish. If anyone can get in the area, come on by and have a look. It may not
be the original 1910 colors, but it looks a hell of a lot better than the last set of colors.
Ken Rimmel
www.bigbendrrclub.org
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bigbendrrclub/
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Henry
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Webster Groves, MO
 
« Reply #2 on: Dec 30th, 2010, 6:01pm »
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Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 07:18:05 -0800 (PST)
From: Kenneth Rimmel <kc0esl at att dot net>
Subject: Club Runs Model Trains Inside Former Railroad Depot (rshsdepot)
 
This story does not go into detail about how we are trying to raise money to pay for some expensive repairs and restorations to our 100 year old former pasenger depot, but it does fit the holiday theme and tells what we have been doing inside this building since 1938.
 
http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/Articles-i-2010-12-24-172667.113118-All-Aboard.html
 
Ken Rimmel, Secretary
Big Bend Railroad Club, Inc.
 
I GoodSearch & GoodShop for Big Bend Railroad Club, Inc.
 
Raise money for your favorite charity or school just by searching the Internet with GoodSearch.com (powered by Yahoo), or shopping online with GoodShop.com
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George_Harris
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Re: Webster Groves, MO
 
« Reply #3 on: Jan 1st, 2011, 10:10pm »
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Hope they have some Frisco memorabilia.  This was the Frisco's well advertized suburban stop for St. Louis.   Be nice to see some pictures of the Texas Special, the Meteor, or even the Will Rogers.  Even into the early 1960's the Meteor came through with three Pullmans, one each for Fort Smith, Arkansas, Tulsa OK, and Oklahoma City.

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Henry
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Webster Groves, MO
 
« Reply #4 on: Jan 31st, 2016, 6:09pm »
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Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 22:55:24 +0000 (UTC)
From: Kenneth Rimmel  
Subject: Webster Groves Frisco may finally be getting a new roof (rshsdepot)
 
 
I know we have not been current with forwarding this on, but new details have come up since this article came out last November. Late in December a roofer offered our club a special rate at about $26,000, but we still need to raise about $20,000. We originally wanted a roof surface similar to the original Spanish tile, but after trying to find the funds in over a dozen years, a compromise by our Board of Directors to get any kind of roof as soon as possible was put in place last year.
Here is the article which helped our GoFundMe page begin receiving donations. http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/Articles-News-c-2015-11-19-197029.114137-sub-Repairs-Needed-For-Club-To-Stay-On-Track.html#mail
 
 
Kenneth Rimmel, SecretaryBig Bend Railroad Club, Inc.Webster Groves, MOLearn more about our 78 year old club and 106 year old depot at http://www.bigbendrrclub.org or Facebook.
 
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