The Texas Eagle: St. Louis, MO (STL)
With the decline of passenger rail service in the 1950s and 1960s, traffic at St. Louis' Union Station had reached a low point of three trains per day when Amtrak was formed in 1971. With the building too expensive for the railroad to maintain, service was moved to an Amshack along the tracks to the south and Union Station was closed in 1978. The Romanesque building and the train shed were subsequently renovated and repurposed, reopening in August of 1985 with a Hyatt Regency Hotel, offices, shops restaurants and a plaza for special events. In 2008, the Amshack was replaced by a larger and more-functional intermodal facility, the Gateway Transportation Center.