Guide to Railroads and Railways in Missouri


Explore SHSMO images that document railroad business and construction in Missouri:

Editorial Cartoons

The State Historical Society of Missouri’s collection of editorial cartoons began in 1946 with an important donation of works by Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Daniel Robert Fitzpatrick of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The collection has now grown to more than 8,000 works and includes many other well-known cartoonists such as Bill Mauldin and Tom Engelhardt. The works graphically and often poignantly reflect attitudes and opinions on contemporary local, national, and international events. Most of the cartoons in the Society's collection that touch upon the railroad business were drawn by Fitzpatrick, although there are some by Engelhardt and Mauldin as well.

Columbia Photo Database

Photographs of trains, depots, and railroad bridges can be found throughout the Society’s photograph collections. Some of the photographs that can be found online document the construction of Union Station in Kansas City.

St. Louis Photo Database

Photographs related to railroads and railways can be found here by searching under the term “Railroad.”