It's a busy day for railroading in downtown St. Louis today. In the foreground, the Union Pacific 12th St. Yard has several trains occupying the various tracks, waiting to be transferred to other yards. On parallel Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis trackage an eastbound ballast train led by a colorful KCS consist waits for its new crew. Amtrak's "Lincoln Service" waits at the St. Louis Multimodal Transportation Center for an early afternoon departure.
The Multimodal Transportaton Center provides a central hub for access to Amtrak, Greyhound Bus, the St. Louis Metrolink light rail system, St. Louis Metrobus, and taxicabs, all from one convenient location.