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Flashback Friday

This photo was shot from 18th Street near the Union Station MetroLink Station looking east toward the soon-to-be built Scottrade Center. It was taken on July 31, 1993, the day MetroLink first opened for service. At the time, MetroLink operated on one line between the North Hanley MetroLink Station and the 5th & Missouri MetroLink Station. […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo is a view of Clayton’s Central Avenue, between Maryland and Forsyth in 1959. The streetcar is going southbound past what is now a popular restaurant row. Happening at this spot and around the area tonight through Sunday is Clayton Restaurant Week: Summer Edition. Ride Metro to your favorite participating restaurant in […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo depicts Washington Ave. and the 4th Street streetcar line as it meets the Eads Bridge Station. The photo is dated 1924 and addition to the streetcars, three double-decker buses that were the competition at the time can also be seen. Ride Metro to tonight’s STL SummerFest presented by Alive Magazine, also […]

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Flashback Friday

Today’s photo shows a MetroLink train approaching the Eads Bridge as Fair Saint Louis fireworks explode in the sky on July 4, 2006. Ride Metro to this year’s Fair Saint Louis in Forest Park continuing today and tomorrow at Art Hill. Click here for more details. Have a great Fourth of July weekend!

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Today’s photo shows a street scene in front of Woolworths at 6th & Locust in the early 1980s. A Bi-State bus is seen with the old blue and green colors. Ride Metro to St. louis Pridefest, happening all weekend starting tonight in Downtown St. Louis with the big parade on Sunday at noon. […]

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday! Pictured is a special sightseeing Public Service bus parked along Tower Grove Avenue in the 1940s. Behind it you see the old main entrance to the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden is hosting tomorrow’s Green Homes Festival that features a Metro Arts in Transit MetroBus painting, happening from noon-2 p.m. This year, […]

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Flashback Friday

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 smokestacks) the Levee Line operated in the late 1980s, traveling down […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess the location and date of today’s photo? Today we look at a scene in Maplewood, specifically the corner of Sutton Avenue and Manchester Road looking east in the 1930s. The scene is just a few steps from the Hoffman LaChance Contemporary art gallery, where Metro’s Arts in Transit program will […]

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Flashback Friday

Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken? This photo was taken in 1942 on South Grand Avenue looking north. The building on the left is, of course, Saint Louis University Hospital, a.k.a. Firmin Desloge Hospital, dedicated in 1933. The smokestack in the background is the Pevely Dairy smokestack. According […]

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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 Park in […]

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