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

#274

Chicago and Northwestern

 

— 1873 —

 
#274 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #274 Marker
Inscription.  4-4-0 American type passenger locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. Number 274 features a rigid coupler with a slotted knuckle to mate with link-and-pin couplers and one of the earliest 6" air compressors with cam operated driver brakes. Donated in 1951 by Purdue University.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 34.221′ N, 90° 27.828′ 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. #4700 (here, next to this marker); #311 (a few steps from this marker); #39 "Marmora" (a few steps from this marker); #1365 (a few steps from this marker); #4916 (a few steps from this marker); The "Katy Flyer"
#274 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #274 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); West Barretts Tunnel (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 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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