The yard was built in 1890 by the Wabash Railroad, a precursor line to the Norfolk Southern, which used it as its central classification yard. Built on 30.65 acres of land, the yard included a 15-stall roundhouse, coal chutes, a sand house, an oil house, scales. The railroad spent $71,400.48 on the yard in fiscal year 1890.
As of 2013, 63 trains pass through the yard each week.
- St. Louis Chamber of Commerce (1922). Report of engineers committee: St. Louis-East St. Louis railroad terminals. Von Hoffmann Press. pp. 113–115. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
- Wabash Railroad (1890). Annual Report of the Directors of the Wabash Railroad Co., for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30th, 1890. Woodward & Tiernan Print. p. 20. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
- NS Intermodal / Terminal List / St. Louis, MO.