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River & Rail: STL Photo of the Week

Posted on November 29, 2019 in Photos

A model of a 4 wheeled caboose in the exhibition "River and Rail in Early St. Louis" now on display at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

You may have arrived at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) by plane, but in one of our newest exhibitions you can explore two other ways of travel, by boat and by railroad. The exhibition, Travel by River and Rail in Early St. Louis highlights the historical significance of riverboats and railroads in the St. Louis region. The exhibition comes from the St. Louis Mercantile Library at of the University of Missouri St. Louis, which is the oldest general library in continuous existence west of the Mississippi River. The exhibition is located in the Lambert Gallery in Terminal 1 and features scaled models of steam engine trains, Pullman cars, flatboats, tugboats, and paddle wheelers, along with drawings, diagrams, and prints of train engines. Next time you’re waiting for your loved one to arrive, take a peak.