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

#2804

Union Pacific

 

1966

 
#2804 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #2804 Marker
Inscription.  Built by General Electric, this model U28C freight locomotive has a 16 cylinder, 4 cycle turbo charged engine which produces 2,800 horsepower. It is 67 feet 3 inches long, weighs 360,000 pound and has a 2,900 gallon capacity fuel tank. Union Pacific removed its' protective hoods and partly cut-away the engine so it could be used as a mechanical training locomotive.

A diesel-electric locomotive uses a diesel engine to turn an electrical generator. This produces direct current electricity which runs electric traction motors. The traction motors, located in the wheel assemblies, use gears on the axles to turn the wheels and pull the train.

Number 2804 was donated in 1995 by the Union Pacific Railroad.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.331′ N, 90° 27.638′ 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
#2804 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #2804 Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. The Pacific Railroad Controversy (here, next to this marker); Riot in the Tunnels (here, next to this marker); Civil War Destruction (here, next to this marker); Ground-breaking! (a few steps from this marker); The Pacific Railroad of Missouri: Audacious Dreams & Harsh Realities (a few steps from this marker); The Gasconade Bridge Disaster (a few steps from this marker); The Missouri Pacific Today... (a few steps from this marker); #750 (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 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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