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Near St. Louis in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

#9908 "Silver Charger"

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy

 

1939

 
#9908 "Silver Charger" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #9908 "Silver Charger" Marker
Inscription.  Built by the Budd Company with the engine a 1,000 H.P. 567 diesel built by General Motors' Electro Motive Division. At 80' long and weighing 202,000 lbs. #9908 was the last of the early "Zephyr" trains in which the car body housed the engine and doubled as a mail/baggage car. This unit originally powered the "General Pershing Zephyr" on fast runs from St. Louis to Kansas City and was the last shovel-nosed engine in service. Donated in 1966 by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.297′ N, 90° 27.762′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3015 Barrett Station Road, Saint Louis MO 63122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Push Poles and Poling (here, next to this marker); Pitman Arms from S.S. Admiral (here, next to this marker); #551 (here, next
#9908 "Silver Charger" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #9908 "Silver Charger" Marker
to this marker); UTLX #14387 (here, next to this marker); #1621 (a few steps from this marker); #96500 (a few steps from this marker); #408 (a few steps from this marker); #1942 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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