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Ken Rimmel

Big Bend Railroad Club

Ken Rimmel

Ken’s first real involvement into trains was when he received a Lionel O27 trainset for Christmas in 1954.   In 1960, he began a more permanent layout in the more popular HO scale and things expanded after that.   Ken is currently a member in about a dozen clubs, museums and historical societies.   His more notable accomplishments includes helping to rebuild the Frisco 1522, working on the Wabash, Frisco & Pacific miniature steam railway in Glencoe, and of course being a key figure with the Big Bend Railroad Club.

Ken has served faithfully as Secretary of the Big Bend Railroad Club for many years.   Besides being the Editor/Publisher of the Club’s newsletter, he has documented much of the history of the club and the depot.   He also helped to get us featured on KETC’s “Living St. Louis” program.

Recently taking early retirement from Avaya after 44 years (the remaining company that was once the equipment side of the former Bell System), Ken expects to spend more time with his hobbies, after spending more time with his family, of course.

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We will be open for our upcoming Operating Sessions:

We are happy to announce that we continue to be open to the public, and running our O-scale trains on our scheduled monthly Open House dates. We will be following safety recommendations from St. Louis County and the CDC, our members will be wearing face masks and practicing social distancing. Because of the small visitor area in our train room, it is also recommended and we support that visitors also wear a mask and do what they can to manage social distancing. Our doors will be open and we recommend that if we have others waiting to come in, please move to another area and allow other visitors to enjoy their time too. With simple cooperation we can all enjoy the time together.

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