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Issues 37/38 - Spring/Summer 1996


Cover of Issues 37/38 - Spring/Summer 1996

Issues 37/38 examined the birth of the "City of St. Louis" streamliner, a joint Wabash/Union Pacific train between St. Louis-Kansas City-Denver and Pacific coast points. The train was inaugurated from St. Louis Union Station in 1946 with much fanfare. Included in the feature are photos of equipment, including the dome lounge-observation car with its rare "City of St. Louis-Domeliner" neon tailsign, maps, timetable information, operational notes and equipment lists. Naturally, a good bit of the magazine is devoted to the operation of the train in and out of St. Louis Union Station and the headaches that were caused when the long train had to be doubled over on two tracks when arriving. Special contributors include William F. Howes, Jr., Steve Parsons, Frederick Gamst, William Warren and early 1947 era photos from the collection of Joe Collias.


CONTENTS

The Editor's Page
      Page 2

St. Louis Union Station News
      Page 3

Going to California on the Overland Route
      The Wabash-Union Pacific's City of St. Louis
      Lawrence N. Thomas
      Pages 4-31

Riding No. 10 from the Head End
      Frederick C. Gamst
      Pages 32-33

Yard Report
      Dennis Smith
      Page 34

Classification Yard List
      Page 35






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