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

#1522

St. Louis - San Francisco (Frisco)

 

1926

 
#1522 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #1522 Marker
Inscription.  The Baldwin Locomotive Works built this Mountain-type (4-8-2) fast freight and passenger locomotive for $69,000. It was one of a series of 30 engines, and operated for 1,754,373 miles before is 1951 retirement. It has 69 1/2" driving wheels, 28" x 28" cylinders, 210 lbs boiler pressure, is 88' 6' long and weighs 589,890 lbs.

The trailing axle under the cab is powered by a small, two-cylinder booster engine at low speeds, adding power for starting trains or on hills. Its tender holds 4,500 gallons of oil fuel and 11,700 gallons of water. It uses 10 - 15 gallons of fuel oil per mile, and produces 3600 horsepower.

It was donated by the St. Louis - San Francisco Ry in 1958. The all-volunteer St. Louis Steam Train Association restored it to operation between Sept 1985 and Apr 1988, and gave it a second overhaul in 1998-99. From 1988 to 2002 it thrilled thousands as it operated on excursion trains throughout the Midwest, as well as being used by the film industry. A second tender carried 13,600 gallons of water to extend its operating range for these excursions.
 
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#1522 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #1522 Marker
Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.305′ N, 90° 27.664′ 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. "Black Diamond" (here, next to this marker); #318 (a few steps from this marker); #71 (a few steps from this marker); SBIX #1634 (a few steps from this marker); #206 (a few steps from this marker); #102 (a few steps from this marker); #103 (within shouting distance of this marker); #952 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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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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