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

#102

Arkansas & Missouri

 

1899

 
#102 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #102 Marker
Inscription.  This wooden "combine" car carries both coach passengers and baggage. It is typical of many cars of the era, and was used for Boston area commuter service after steel cars became common. Its body is 60' 6" long, and its overall length is 67' 6." It originally seated 50 and weighs 62,400 pounds. The Concord, NH shops of the Boston & Maine RR built it as #737 and changed it to #2084 in 1901. In 1947 it became a work train car (W3161) and was sold to the Narrangansett Pier RR in RI in 1965. It was restored for passenger use using the parts from several similar cars and a toilet was added in the baggage area. It went to a New York short line, the Bath & Hammondsport RR in 1970, the Virginia & Maryland in 1977, and finally the Arkansas & Missouri in 1987. Some more restoration work was done in 1987-88 and until shortly before its donation it ran in regular daily tourist train service. Donated by Mr. Tony Hannold in 2001.
 
Erected 2013 by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.315′ N, 90° 27.663′ W. Marker is near St. Louis
#102 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #102 Marker
, 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. #206 (here, next to this marker); SBIX #1634 (here, next to this marker); #71 (here, next to this marker); #103 (a few steps from this marker); #952 (a few steps from this marker); #5011 (a few steps from this marker); #1522 (a few steps from this marker); "Black Diamond" (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 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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