RIDING THE RAILS
Catching the "815" to Kansas City.
Departing westbound Track One
from Kirkwood, Misssouri.
Departs 4:29 pm. On time!
The historic Kirkwood train station
is all decked out with Christmas decorations,
boarding passengers across the state since 1853.
The city of Kirkwood was built around
this venerable old station, and
was named for the first chief engineer of
the Pacific Railroad, James P. Kirkwood.
The first train arrived May 11, 1853
from downtown St. Louis
for an auction sale of property lots,
making Kirkwood the first planned suburb
in the U.S., west of the Mississippi River.