Near Kirkwood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The "Katy Flyer"
Museum of Transportation
This train began touring the Missouri-Kansas-Texas system with locomotive #311 in 1945. It served as an operating exhibit illustrating the pioneer days and celebrating the 75th anniversary of the line. The "Katy Flyer" was donated by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and arrived Sept. 25, 1952.
Box car #12321 was built by American Car & Foundry in 1901 with arch bar trucks and a capacity of 60,000 lbs. It's inside length is 33' 11 ¼." It received a steel channel center sill in 1924.
Flat car #12145, also an AC&f product of 1901, was built as a box car, and rebuilt to a flat car in 1909. It later received wrought iron body and truck bolsters in place of its original wooden ones. In 1924 it received a steel channel center sill. It is 35' long and had a capacity of 60,000 lbs. as a box car.
Coach #10 was converted from caboose #127, built by the M-K-T in 1891, to be a replica of the original car. Before conversion it was used as a branch line caboose, prison car, and on work trains. Its inside length is 29' 4", and it has pedestal-type trucks.
Caboose #1, rebuilt in 1899, was reimbursed and modified
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 38° 34.233′ N, 90° 27.826′ 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. #4916 (a few steps from this marker); #311 (a few steps from this marker); #1365 (a few steps from this marker); #4700 (a few steps from this marker); #274 (a few steps from this marker); #39 "Marmora" (within shouting distance of this marker); MKT #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); West Barretts Tunnel (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 60 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.