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Issues 57-58 - Winter/Spring 2001


Back of Wraparound Cover of Issues 57-58 - Winter/Spring 2001 Front of Wraparound Cover of Issues 57-58 - Winter/Spring 2001

Wraparound cover photo from Mel Nierdieck; inset photo from Scott Muskopf


When former TRRA and L&N employee Walter Simms volunteered some words about L&N operations in the St. Louis area just before and after World War II, it was an excellent time to check all the photo sources and do as much research as possible concerning freight and passenger operations of the L&N in the St. Louis area.

Admittedly, the L&N passenger traffic out of St. Louis was not that heavy - suficient enough that only one overnight train was necessary for the fifteen or so plus years before Amtrak.

While the stories of the ill-fated Golden Rocket and the Chessie have been told over and over again, the story of the Georgian, a marketing man's mis-step if ever there was one, hasn't been discussed. The few publications dealing with L&N passenger trains focus on the Cincinnatti-New Orleans Pan-American, and the Georgian is but a footnote.

The story of the locally owned Royal Street brings the L&N story full circle. The L&N's downtown ticket offices, first at 318 North Broadway, later moved to 322 North Broadway on August 1, 1955, are both long gone and the rehabbed buildings all but unrecognizable.


CONTENTS

The Editor's Page
      Page 2

St. Louis Union Station News
      Page 3

Remembering the L&N
      When I Worked for the L&N and the TRRA
      W. W. Simms
      Pages 4-17

The East St. Louis L&N Freight House
      From the 1920 C. E. Smith Report to the Engineer's Committee
      Pages 18-19

The St. Louis L&N Freight House
      From the 1920 C. E. Smith Report to the Engineer's Committee
      Pages 20-21

The L&N's Short Lived Georgian
      Only the Golden Rocket Had a Shorter Life
      Lawrence Thomas
      Pages 22-31

Team Tracks and L&N Interchange
      Pages 32-33

Q: Whatever Happened to the Royal Street?
      A: This L&N Car is Alive and Well in St. Louis.
      Lawrence Thomas
      Pages 34-43






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Last Update: Sun, 9 Sep 2001 by Rich Zellich