Near Kirkwood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Sabine River & Northern
This Model NC diesel-electric switcher cost $91,500.00 has a 900 h.p., 12 cylinder, Winston 201 A engine, weighs 250,000 lbs. and has a cast frame (modern locomotives have a fabricated / welded frame).
Switch engines are used primarily to sort railroad cars at the rail yard. Upon arrival of a freight train at the receiving yard, a switching list is created showing the number, weight, and destination of each car in the train and to which track each car is to be switched. After a train is created, it is moved by a switch engine to the Outbound or Departure Yard and attached to a road locomotive where it will begin the next phase of its journey. Number 408 was donated in 1974 by the Sabine River & Northern Railroad.
Erected 2014 by Museum of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 38° 34.3′ N, 90° 27.751′ W. Marker is near Kirkwood, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty 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. #1621 (here, next to this marker); #551 (a few steps from this marker); #9908 "Silver Charger" (a few steps from this marker); The Push Poles and Poling (a few steps from this marker); Pitman Arms from S.S. Admiral (a few steps from this marker); #96500 (a few steps from this marker); UTLX #14387 (a few steps from this marker); #50 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.