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

#39 "Marmora"

Boston & Albany

 

— 1876 —

 
#39 "Marmora" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #39 "Marmora" Marker
Inscription.  4-4-0 American type passenger locomotive, #39 was christened the "Marmora" when it was built in 1876 at the Boston & Albany's Srpingfield, Mass. shops. Designed by Master Mechanic Wilson Eddy #39 was one of the hundred "Eddy Clocks" known for their precise running and clock like dependability and is the only surviving example. It features a link-and-pin coupler, an oil headlight and two steam cannons rather than a steam dome. Donated in 1951 by Purdue University.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 38° 34.221′ N, 90° 27.836′ 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. #311 (a few steps from this marker); #274 (a few steps from this marker); #4700 (a few steps from this marker);
#39 "Marmora" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #39 "Marmora" Marker
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West Barretts Tunnel (a few steps from this marker); The "Katy Flyer" (within shouting distance of this marker); #1365 (within shouting distance of this marker); #4916 (within shouting distance of this marker); MKT #1 (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 56 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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