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

#1365

Brooklyn Rapid Transit

 

— 1905 —

 
#1365 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #1365 Marker
Inscription.  The jewett car Company of Newark, OH, built the "convertible," double-ended elevated car with removable window panels as of an order for 100 cars. They operated as open sided cars with safety bars across the window openings during warm weather. This made them very popular in the days before air conditioning. It is 49' long, 8' 7" wide, and 12' 6" high. It is powered by two Westinghouse model 50-L traction motors. Its 600 volt DC power came from a "third rail," although some were also equipped with trolley poles for use on surface extensions of the elevated lines. When they were retired in 1958 they were the last rapid transit cars in use in the country with open platforms. Donated in 1958 by the New York Transit Authority.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. Marker has been damaged. 38° 34.228′ N, 90° 27.817′ W. Marker is near Kirkwood, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Barrett Station Road east
#1365 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #1365 Marker
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 location. #4916 (here, next to this marker); #4700 (a few steps from this marker); The "Katy Flyer" (a few steps from this marker); #274 (a few steps from this marker); #311 (a few steps from this marker); #39 "Marmora" (within shouting distance of this marker); MKT #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); #5529 (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 30 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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