This was the scene looking west on Delmar Boulevard near Eastgate Avenue in February 1948 as trackwork is performed on the streetcar line. The film on the theater marquee is “Call Northside 777,” a film-noir starring James Stewart as a newspaper reporter trying to prove a convicted criminal’s innocence. Happy Friday! Photo courtesy of Joe […]
Flashback Friday time! Did you guess the place and year of the vintage transit photo below? This view is looking northbound on Skinker Boulevard from what was then Millbrook Avenue, now Forest Park Parkway. The date is March 3, 1949. The building on the right with the dry cleaners would later house Talayna’s for many […]
Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? These street cars operated on the Intramural Railway at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The ‘semi-convertable’ cars, made by the St. Louis Car Company, are pictured in front of the Transportation Building at the Fair in — when else — 1904. Happy Friday!
Flashback Friday time! Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? The Wellston Loop was a very busy transfer point in St. Louis. Buses and streetcars wait as a melee of passengers line up for their ongoing trips in August, 1947. Happy Friday! Photo courtesy of the Museum of Transportation.
Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? The line from The Crow’s Nest Loop (near Bruno Avenue just west of Ashby in Overland) to Creve Coeur Lake traversed sparsely populated farm country, now the site of suburban housing. A 700 class car, outbound to the Lake, approaches rule Avenue, […]
Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This view is looking North on Third Street as a bus rolls along Washington Avenue approaching the Eads Bridge in 1957. Work was underway on the Third Street bridge that would connect the Mark Twain Expressway (I-70) with the 3rd Street and […]
In honor of the St. Louis Cardinals playing in their 19th World Series, Flashback Friday features a shot of the old Busch Stadium. Pictured are fans taking the MetroLink home after a day game in the Summer of 2002. The Redbirds won 97 games that year and reached the NLCS, falling three wins short of […]
Flashback Friday time! Can you guess the year and location of this week’s Flashback Friday transit photo? Washington Avenue at 4th Street in 1942 with a very old streetcar and a modern bus. Note the St. Louis Post-Dispatch truck at bottom left and the Missouri Athletic Club building at top right. Photo courtesy […]
Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? You are looking at a double-decker People’s Motor Bus Company bus at the Wabash Railroad Delmar Station, which, of course, still stands on Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis, right at the Delmar Loop MetroLink Station. The date is estimated to be the […]
Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This was the view looking west on Manchester Road from the Hampton Avenue bridge in 1948. At the time, outbound cars to Maplewood, Webster Groves and Kirkwood ran against the flow of traffic, at times appearing to play “chicken” with oncoming cars. […]