Images of Rail St. Louis Gateway Rail The 1970s by Lesley Barker Soft Cover
Images of Rail St. Louis Gateway Rail The 1970s by Lesley Barker Soft Cover
Images of Rail St. Louis Gateway Rail The 1970s by Lesley Barker Soft Cover
Images of Rail St. Louis Gateway Rail The 1970s by Lesley Barker Soft Cover
Images of Rail St. Louis Gateway Rail The 1970s by Lesley Barker Soft Cover

Images of Rail St. Louis Gateway Rail The 1970s by Lesley Barker Soft Cover

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Images of Rail St. Louis Gateway Rail The 1970s by Lesley Barker Soft Cover
 
Images of Rail
St. Louis Gateway Rail The 1970s
Lesley Barker
Soft Cover
128 pages
Copyright 2006
CONTENTS
Acknowledgments6
Introduction7
1.Terminal Railroad Association and Manufacturer's
Railway Company11
2.Major Railroads in the St. Louis Gateway25
3.Non-Railway-Owned Cars Seen in the
St. Louis Gateway115
Bibliography127
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Though the city of St. Louis is located on the Missouri side of the
Mississippi River, for the railroads, the St. Louis Gateway extends into Illinois, north and south along both sides of the river. Two factors conspired against St. Louis's aspiration to become the preeminent rail center of the 19th-century American Midwest: there was no bridge across the Mississippi, and Missouri's loyalty to the Union during the Civil War was suspect. Chicago
at out St. Louis to attain the region's top railroad billing. Fast forward to
e 1970s, when the Gateway Arch, dedicated in 1968, redefined the St. Louis 'verfront and when the St. Louis Union Station closed to rail service. The 1970s was a decade of railroad debuts-Burlington Northern, Illinois Central Gulf, Family Lines-and a decade of railroad demises-Rock Island and Frisco. It signaled the end of a century of rail domination of the American transportation scene.
For the photographer of rail images, the St. Louis Gateway of the
1970s provided abundant opportunities to record rolling stock of many
railroads, extant and fallen flags alike. Most of the images in this book were photographed by John E Barker, whose Representative Collection of Trains in St. Louis 1900 to 1990 is a permanent exhibit of the John W. Barriger III
National Railroad Library at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Barker used the images to create accurate HO-scale models of trains in St. Louis. The images, too, now belong to the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library.
The Images of Rail series celebrates the history of rail, trolley, streetcar,

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