Plans for St. Louis Zoo Railroad

On January 27, 1963, plans were made for a miniature railroad in the St. Louis Zoo. 

Missouri Railways

April 21, 1870

The first train from St. Louis reached Springfield. This took sixteen years of construction because of the interruptions due to the Civil War.

St. Charles Railroad Bridge Collapse Missouri River

December 8, 1881

A railroad bridge across the Missouri at St. Charles collapsed for the third time! Thirty one freight cars plunged into the river. It was also proving to be a hazard for steamboats.

Missouri Pacific Railroad

November 12, 1852

The first railroad locomotive to operate west of the Mississippi (named the Pacific) made its very first run on this day. It went four miles west from St. Louis to the Manchester Road.