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National Museum of Transportation near Kirkwood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

#8

American Steel Foundries

— 1948 —

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 22, 2019
1. #8 Marker
Inscription.  The Whitcomb Locomotive Company of Rochelle, IL, built this 65-ton industrial switcher, model 65-DE-17-A. It has a B-B classification and cost $49,775. It was built with two Hercules, 4-cycle, 6 cylinder diesel engines that each produced 240 HP, for a total of 480 HP. They were replaced with 200 HP Cummins engines, giving it 400 HP. Number 8 is 36' 6 1/2" long, weighs 130,000 lbs., and has a top speed of 41 mph. The lower couplers are 3/4-sized onces needed by small, low level cars used to haul raw materials and steel ingots around the blast furnaces. Donated in 1980 by American Steel Foundries.
 
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 1948.
 
Location. 38° 34.297′ N, 90° 27.723′ W. Marker is near Kirkwood, Missouri, in St. Louis County. It is in National Museum of Transportation. 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.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. #4502 (within shouting distance of this marker); #3607 (within shouting distance of this marker); #408 (within shouting distance of this marker); #1621 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sellers Turntable (within shouting distance of this marker); #551 (within shouting distance of this marker); #573 (within shouting distance of this marker); #96500 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
 
#8 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 22, 2019
2. #8 Marker
 
 
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 94 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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