Wabash Station on Delmar in St. Louis

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quincunx
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Wabash Station on Delmar in St. Louis

Post by quincunx » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:16 pm

Joe Edwards, the owner of the Wabash Station building on Delmar Blvd in St. Louis, opened it up this past weekend as part of an effort to inspire discussion as to what it could become.

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ExCon90
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Re: Wabash Station on Delmar in St. Louis

Post by ExCon90 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:03 pm

Those midnight sleepers referred to on the sign were interesting. There was one for Chicago and one for Kansas City, on trains leaving Union Station around or after midnight. Around 11 pm the sleepers were moved to Union Station and switched into their respective trains, which then passed through Delmar en route to their destinations. In the reverse direction the sleepers simply continued to Union Station, since they trains arrived at a suitable hour in the morning.

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Re: Wabash Station on Delmar in St. Louis

Post by Btcaub » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:32 pm

Drive by here frequently always thought it would make a great Starbucks location...especially if they rebuilt the stairs to the metro link platforms.

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Re: Wabash Station on Delmar in St. Louis

Post by Tadman » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:41 pm

I'm not a huge starbucks fan, but they've done nice things with the Dempster street ex-North Shore station. About 20 years ago it was moved 100' back off the now-CTA main and a CPA took the back, while Starbucks took the front.
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