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St. Louis Union Station

The 2018 members meeting, Gateway Rails, is at St. Louis Union Station. Information, registration form, and agenda are on the meetings page. Room reservation

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The 2018 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, May 30 to June 3, includes two train trips. One will take place at the Monticello Railway Museum and the second will be a circle tour of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis trackage starting from our hotel, St. Louis Union Station Hotel. The Terminal Trip will use two of the three rail crossings of the Mississippi River in St. Louis. A visit to the Melvin Price Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River has been added to the agenda. We are planning some great presentations during the evenings.

In the spring-summer 2018 issue of Railroad History, we begin a multi-part series by Preston Cook, "Inside EMD," a step-by-step look at the locomotive manufacturing process. Turning to another industrial giant, we examine the railroads of Ford Motor Company's River Rouge plant at Dearborn, Mich., thought to have been the biggest industrial railroad in the world. We also step back to the 19th century with three articles on noteworthy surviving locomotives.

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc., founded in 1921, is the oldest railroad history organization in North America, and among the first anywhere to pursue formal studies in the history of technology. The Society promotes research and encourages preservation of documentation and photography of business history, finance, labor history, biography, and technology. The 2018 members meeting is May 31-June 3 in St. Louis.

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