View of St. Louis
(oil on canvas, Joe Jones, c. 1932)
Over the weekend we were visiting friends in St. Louis. Not much time for railfanning, but the St. Louis Art Museum is great. It suddenly struck me that the WPA painting above might depict the entrance to the Illinois Terminal subway under construction. If you've got a better idea, you too can be an art critic.
Nearby, there's no doubt that this new light rail streetcar line is under construction. One end terminates near the history museum (barely visible at right) and most of its length runs west on Delmar Avenue to Washington U. There is no evidence of a connection to the current Metro system, or anything else for that matter.
I'd say that somewhat more than half of the track construction is complete, with the rest in progress.
If and when this system is put into operation, we'll try to report on it.