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

#900081

Union Pacific

 

1966

 
#900081 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #900081 Marker
Inscription.  Designed and built by the Union Pacific Railroad in the Omaha Shop, this rotary snowplow is the heaviest ever built weighing 367,400 lbs. Its cutting wheel could throw snow far to either side of the track as it was pushed forward at four to six mph. It is not self propelled and must be pushed by 3 or 4 locomotives. Number 900081 is powered by a GM/EMD 16 cylinder, 2,000 hp turbocharged diesel engine that drives an electric generator which provides power to turn the 12' rotary blades at up to 150 rpm. A steam generator heats the cab, prevents the fuel and water pipes from freezing and can thaw out the cutting wheel if it gets struck. The plow engineer controls both the plow and the trailing locomotives. This snowplow is 52'2" long, 17' high, and was last used in Green River, WY, in the mid-1980's. The circular windows in the front of the plow revolve to keep them clear of snow.

Donated in 1994 by the Union Pacific Railroad
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.333′ N, 90° 27.664′ W. Marker
#900081 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #900081 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. Illinois Terminal Neon Sign (a few steps from this marker); #5011 (a few steps from this marker); #4006 (a few steps from this marker); #6944 (a few steps from this marker); "Daniel Nason" (within shouting distance of this marker); #30 (within shouting distance of this marker); #952 (within shouting distance of this marker); #103 (within shouting distance of 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 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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