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The Vanished Train Stations of Maplewood

Many captivating and hard-to-find photos of Maplewood's railroad history can be seen in this post.

The commuter trains that once connected Maplewood with downtown St. Louis stopped running decades ago.  Except for the stone staircase at Marshall and Arbor, one would never know that any of the four buildings that once served as Maplewood’s depots ever existed.  There were two more just beyond our borders to the east and west.  They’re gone as well.

Much of the information and the drawing accompanying this post can be found in Issue 30 of The Terminal Railroad Ass'n History and Technical Society, Summer 1994.  The 1919 MoPac map is courtesy of the Museum of Transportation.  The 1909 map of Maplewood is courtesy of Mary Lou Anderson.

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john meyer sr October 15, 2012 at 03:59 PM
awesome
Gary K Lee October 15, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Thank you, Doug. I had been wondering about that stone staircase and was speculating something along this line. I love the articles and look forward to each one.
Rebecca Schwartz October 16, 2012 at 01:57 PM
really neat! My Grandmother lives in the neighborhood and I have often wondered about the stations.
Tom Bakersmith December 24, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Where is or was that tunnel?
Doug Houser December 24, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Tom, the tunnel was the same location as the overpass at Maple and Marshall as far as I know.

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