This week, I’m captivated by a radio essay by local St. Louisan Sean Collins. Aired on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” the piece highlights a “sound of summer” — in Collins’s case, the sound of the train at the St. Louis Zoo.

This is an iconic sound for me as well, and I especially home my cousin, Laura Schneider, will remember all the fun we had on that train. I looked for an old photo of Laura, my brother Dave, and me posing by the train, but I couldn’t find it.

Trains, streetcars . . . whatever the mode of St. Louis transport, my family is there!

2 Comments on Remembering the Train at the St. Louis Zoo

  1. Laura says:

    How can I not remember all of our train rides at the zoo? In the early years, I was always a little afraid of the tunnels (which seemed so much longer than they actually were) but still was always trying to impress older (and much cooler) cousin, Linda, so I would try to act tough! While I don’t have a picture of us on the zoo so many years ago, I do have a picture of MY grandchildren riding the train this past summer that I will forward to you! Loving the trips down memory land.