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

#1621

St. Louis - San Francisco / Eagle Picher

 

1918

 
#1621 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #1621 Marker
Inscription.  This is a 2-10-0 decapod type freight locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for Imperial Russia, which contracted with Baldwin in 1915 for some 1,200 locomotives. Following the Russian Revolution, and therefore the inability to deliver these locomotives, 20 were purchased by the "Frisco." Changes were made to meet American standards, including widening the wheel tread to commodate the 3 1/2" gauge difference. Number 1621 has 52" drivers and weighs 362,100 pounds. Donated in 1961 by Eagle Picher Industries.
 
Erected 2013 by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.298′ N, 90° 27.753′ 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. #408 (here, next to this marker); #551 (a few steps from this marker); #9908 "Silver Charger" (a
#1621 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #1621 Marker
few steps from this marker); The Push Poles and Poling (a few steps from this marker); Pitman Arms from S.S. Admiral (a few steps from this marker); #96500 (a few steps from this marker); UTLX #14387 (a few steps from this marker); #50 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsWars, Non-US
 

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