The St. Louis Union Station, also known as SLUS, no longer serves eastbound and westbound passenger trains. The hotel offers tours, performances, and restaurants.
It was built in the middle 1890s. The station was still used by Amtrak until 1978 when Amtrak’s last long-distance passenger train left the train shed. MetroLink continues to service the station below the tunnel train shed.
The shed was converted into an outdoor entertainment area with an aquarium and a shopping center. View from St. Louis Union Station in November 1977 just before Amtrak left.
A Brief History of St. Louis Union Station
After the Civil War, St. Louis was the fourth largest metro area in the United States. It is now the fourth-largest metro area in the United States after the Civil War. It was an important factor in the city’s growth. Louis was aware of its importance and wanted a station to connect multiple terminals within the city. Link & Cameron won the contest.
Brian Solomon’s Railroad Stations states that Thomas C. Link (or Edward B. Cameron) proposed a design that would reflect the city’s French heritage, in the Norman Revival style. This train, known as the “Limited”, leaves St. Louis Union Station on April 16, 1963, bound for Chicago.
Its 280-foot clock tower, with its towering Romanesque arches, was the most notable exterior feature. The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis was founded in 1889 by MP and StLIM&S. It had 32 tracks and covered almost 12 acres. Combining design and construction plans was done.
B&O National Limited Diplomat and Diplomat.
Knickerbocker NYC and Southwestern Limited;
Missouri Pacific’s Missouri River Eagle. Missourian. Ozarker. Southerner. Sunflower. Sunshine Special
Abraham Lincoln in the Gulf and Mobile
L&N’s Humming Bird
Pennsylvania’s Spirit Of St. Louis (joint enterprise with MP)
All Wabash named trains, including Bluebird and Wabash Cannon Ball
The TRRA railroad was built in 1926 and is still used by BNSF Railways as a freight carrier.
Missouri Pacific PA-2 #28033 departs St. Louis Union Station via “Texas Eagle”. St. Louis, Texas.
The St. Louis Union Station was opened to the public on September 1, 1894. It cost $6.5million and was opened to the public on September 1, 1894.
Amtrak assumed control of all intercity rail services across the country on May 1, 1971. Union Station was without three trains.