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September 5, 2014

Flashback Friday

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Flashback Friday!

Were you able to guess the location and year of today’s photo?

This is the cross-country “City of St. Louis” train on its maiden run on June 2, 1946 heading east in Forest Park toward Union Station.

In the background is the old Branscome Hotel — now the Branscome Apartments — at 5370 Pershing Ave. Metro riders might recognize the this view as it is the same right of way that the MetroLink runs along between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere and Central West End Stations.

The fifth annual LouFest music festival kicks off tomorrow at noon just a stone’s throw from where this photo was shot. Take the special LouFest shuttle to the festival from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station. Alternatively, you can walk or bike less than a mile from the Central West End Station to the LouFest gates.

Happy Friday!

(Photo from Wabash Railroad publicity photos)

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