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BudweiserOne rainy morning in St. Louis, we decided that a free tour of the Budweiser brewery might be the ticket to stay out of the rain. However, once on the tour, we found out that much of it involved walking outside! It wasn't too bad, though, and was interesting, even though the two of us aren't beer drinkers.
Antique Beer SinkCathy smiles, while in the background a Budweiser sign glows over an antique sink where the brew used to be tested before going onto the next step in the brewing process. Homer Simpson would have loved that job...
Beer Control CentralControl Central at the Budweiser brewery: This is where the whole brewing process is monitored and controlled. The building which is the brew house is quite old, but obviously the equipment is quite modern.
Union StationA view of the Union Station, which used to be a grand train station, and now has been converted to a shopping mall and hotel. The building itself is very elegant, and it's always nice to see a piece of history preserved.
Failed AttemptWe tried another "remote" picture similar to our one at the arch, with the two of us at Union Station, but it didn't turn out very well. Here it is for your enjoyment anyway.
Museum of TransportationThe morning we left St. Louis, we stopped at the Museum of Transportation. Since we like trains, and most of the museum was about trains, this was a lot of fun to look at. In the picture to the left, an old engine is being restored.
Dining CarInside a dining car at the Museum of Transportation
Kitchen CarInside the kitchen car which was used with the dining car.
Old Wood BurnerTim poses near this 19th century wood burning engine
Old Chain of Rocks BridgeWe took the long way out of town to stop and see the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. This bridge was where Route 66 crossed the Mississippi River, and closed to traffic in 1967. Fortunately, it was recently reopened as a bike/walking trail.
Water IntakesFrom the Old Chain of Rocks bridge, you can see a pair of old water intakes, which serve the City of St. Louis.
Bend in the BridgeOne very unique thing about this bridge is that there is a bend (turn) in the middle of it. This was to help with boats navigating the river, but must have made driving tricky. The bridge itself wasn't much wider than a modern traffic lane, but held two lanes of opposing traffic.
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