Were you able to guess the place and year of today’s vintage transit photo? You’re looking at a stylish ‘palace car’ originally from the St. Louis and Suburban Railway heading south on Grand Avenue passing Olive in 1938. The car is passing the Grand and Olive Building, which was new at the time. It opened as […]
Flashback Friday time! Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s vintage transit photo? You are looking at a light rail car traveling on Wydown in 1947. It is passing the expensive homes on the old Clayton 04 line. Next time you are on Wydown Boulevard perhaps you will see joggers running up […]
Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s vintage transit photo? You are looking eastward at a streetcar turning north onto Thirteenth Street from Pine Street on May 2, 1959. All three buildings shown — the Park Pacific, Bell Telephone and Civil Courts — still stand tall. Have a great weekend!
Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s vintage transit photo? Today’s photo is a view looking north at the Grand Avenue Suspension Bridge on June 11, 1959. The suspension bridge spanning the Mill Creek Valley was built in 1891 by the King Bridge Co. and replaced later in 1959 as part […]
Flashback Friday time! Did you guess the location and year of this vintage transit photo? Pictured is a World’s Fair class streetcar headed northbound approaching Wise Avenue on the City Limits line. The date is April 26, 1931. St. Mary’s Hospital is on the right. At the time, this stretch was a right-of-way and is now […]
Flashback Friday time! Did you guess the place and year of this week’s vintage transit photo? You are looking at Bi-State buses going south on Tucker passing, of course, City Hall in 1982. Happy Friday!
Flashback Friday! Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s vintage transit photo? Pictured is a Lindell Railway double-truck streetcar with lifeguard trays at each end and protective gating at the sides to cut down on highway injuries. Car #3 is seen here going north on Mississippi Avenue at Park Avenue, Lafayette […]
Were you able to guess the year and location of today’s Flashback Friday photo? The #99 Downtown Trolley is not the only downtown circulator bus that has traveled St. Louis’ downtown streets. Remember the Levee Line? Decked out in a riverboat-inspired design (complete with smokestack) the Levee Line operated in the late 1980s, traveling down […]
It’s Flashback Friday Time! Were you able to guess the place and year of today’s transit photo? Pictured is a Bi-State Big Red Express bus dropping off passengers in front of Sportsman’s Park in the mid-1960s. The football Cardinals moved her from Chicago in 1960 and played at Sportsman’s Park (also known as Busch I) until 1965. […]
Today’s vintage transit photo was taken outside of St. Louis’ late great amusement park Forest Park Highlands in 1945. The Old Barn is in the background. The park began in 1896 as a merry-go-round meant to attract customers to the Highlands Cottage restaurant. It expanded over the years and consistently attracted huge crowds until July 19, 1963 when a […]