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

#1149

U.S. Army Transportation Corps

 

— 1952 —

 
#1149 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #1149 Marker
Inscription.  Built by Davenport Besler Corp., the #1149 is a 1-B-1 experimental gas-turbine locomotive which has two Boeing 502-2E, 150 h.p. jet engine type gas turbine and was tested by the Army at Fort Eustis, VA. Donated in 1980 by its designer R. Tom Sawyer.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 34.26′ N, 90° 27.801′ W. Marker is near Kirkwood, 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. #884 (here, next to this marker); #1 (a few steps from this marker); #724 (a few steps from this marker); #1057 (a few steps from this marker); What Does "Bi-Polar" Mean? (a few steps from this marker); #13889 (a few steps
#1149 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #1149 Marker
from this marker); Narrow Gauge (a few steps from this marker); What Is Standard Gauge? (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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