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Terminal Railway Association of St Louis

Missouri shortline

The Terminal Railway Association of St Louis was formed in 1889 by eight railroads serving the St. Louis area, all seeking an "an efficient and economical method of interchanging passenger and freight traffic over the Mississippi River." Original partner roads included the Louisville & Nashville, the Wabash, and the Missouri Pacific. Present-day owners represent most of the current major Class Ones: the Union Pacific, Burlington Northern and Sante Fe, CSX Transportation, Canadian National, and Norfolk Southern Corporation. In addition to owning and maintaining several major river bridges in the region, the Association operates a substantial interchange yard across the river in Madison, Illinois.

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