November 9, 2018

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. Jerry says:

      So close – we’ve got 1971. Good job.

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