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And the winner is ... Missouri River Runner!


The winning name was submitted by Keith Kohler of Glendale, Mo. It received 2,036 votes, or 37 percent of all votes cast.

Thank you, train fans! To celebrate 30 years of state-supported passenger rail across Missouri, as well as major service improvements in the works, MoDOT and Amtrak were pleased to sponsor a contest to give the trains a brand new name.

The “Name The Train” contest relied on train fans everywhere to pick the best name for the Service that runs between St. Louis and Kansas City. Your overwhelming response to the contest resulted in more than 8,300 name submissions and nearly 5,500 votes for the finalist names!

Missouri River Runner will appear in the spring Amtrak timetable and future marketing materials.

Keith Kohler
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