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November 4, 2016

Flashback Friday

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And the answer is…

This is a photo of the train station in Kirkwood in 1971. Today, this train station provides Amtrak service to Missouri commuters.

Fun fact: In 2002, Amtrak was on the verge of closing the Kirkwood Train Station as part of cost-cutting efforts. Not wanting to loose such a vital transportation asset, the city of Kirkwood negotiated with Amtrak to purchase and staff the station and has done so since April 2003. The city then issued a call for volunteers, and nearly 200 people responded. That’s some serious train pride! Have a great weekend St. Louis.



2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday”

  1. Lawnboy says:

    The Kirkwood train station. Maybe the 1950s?

    1. Matthew Hibbard says:

      Almost! This photo was taken in 1971!

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