2010: Railfanning East of Town; Day#04a

12 Oct

From our new vase camp in Overland, Kansas (near Kansas City), we strike out for our days planned adventures…

We first head north to St. Joseph, MO where we will visit the Pony Express Museum.

We notice that across the street in the park sits a Steam Engine; BONUS!!!!!!!

From there we head over to the Patee House Museum. From the outside one would look at this as a hotel which is how it started in 1858. It became the Pony Express HQ as well as the Hanibal & St. Joseph Railroad Office as well 1860. Many other uses happened over the years until it was finally made into the museum in 1963.

Now, catch this!!!!!!!

Inside the building is a Steam Engine, a Depot, as well as lots of other historical “large” items!!!

The Depot is the St, Joseph Depot from the St, Joseph & Des Moines Railroad (minus it’s roof) and the Steam Engine is #35 of the Hanibal – St. Joseph Railroad; there is also a replica of the first ever Mail Car behind it

We later tried to visit the Fire Museum but sadly it was closed.

Next we turn to more Railroad hunting starting with tracking down the Kansas City, Clay County & St. Joseph Interurban Passenger and Freight Depots.

We will also locate the MoPac Freight Depot and the Hanibal – St. Joseph Railroad Engine House.

More to come from Day #4…

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