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

#551

Chicago & Illinois Midland

 

1928

 
#551 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #551 Marker
Inscription.  2-8-2 USRA Light Mikado-Type freight locomotive built by Lima Locomotive Works. During WWI the United States Railroad Administration developed standardized railroad designs and there were thousands of Mikados built. Mikados were considered the "work horse of the railroad." during WWII the name was changed to "Macarthur" because of the war with Japan. Donated in 1955 by the Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad.
 
Erected 2015 by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.301′ N, 90° 27.759′ 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); #9908 "Silver Charger" (here, next to this marker); #1621 (a few steps from this marker); Pitman Arms from S.S. Admiral
#551 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #551 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); #408 (a few steps from this marker); UTLX #14387 (a few steps from this marker); #96500 (a few steps from this marker); #1942 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWar, World IWar, World II
 

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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 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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