Big Bend Railroad Club, Inc.

Rating: 4 stars   1 review

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Sports

Location: 8833 Big Bend Blvd. Webster Groves MO 63119 USA

Mission: Ever since our beginning in 1938, the club''s purpose has been to teach and improve the skills of model railroading to it''s members and to the general public, by building, maintaining and operating a scale model railroad and by demonstrating other related skills at various model railroad shows. In 1994, the club purchased the 1910 passenger depot that has been the club''s only home since 1938. We did this to save the building from demolition and preserve a piece of history. We are now committed to do whatever we can to preserve and maintain this fine example of vanishing history.
Target demographics: anyone interested in railroading
Geographic areas served: the St. Louis area
Programs: operating our model trains on scheduled and special events. We also try to make several needed repairs and restorations to the former 1910 railroad depot we are in.
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Big Bend Railroad Club is the oldest model railroad club in the St. Louis area and has proudly served the public and its members since their beginning in 1938. As a popular local attraction, they became owners of one of the few remaining railroad depots in the area in 1994 which has been their only home since 1938 and they have been trying to raise the needed funds to finish many repairs and restorations to the building. With help from the local community and business district, they have accomplished several items, but much larger amounts of money and help is still needed.

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