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

#4502

Missouri Pacific

 

— 1955 —

 
#4502 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #4502 Marker
Inscription.  The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) built this model RS-3 diesel-electric, four axle (B-B), road switcher locomotive. It produced 1600 hp from a 12 cylinder, model 244 engine. The RS-3 was built from May 1950 to August 1956, and 1,370 were produced — 1,265 for American, 98 for Canadian, and 7 for Mexican railroads. In 1975 it was sold to the three mile long Bauxite & Northern Railway at Bauxite, Arkansas. Equity Grain Co-op of Houston purchased it next when it suffered a broken crankshaft. A private individual obtained it and in 1995 it was sold to the museum for a nominal amount. It was restored to its initial MP appearance from 2000 - 2006.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 34.301′ N, 90° 27.703′ 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.
#4502 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #4502 Marker
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. #3607 (within shouting distance of this marker); #8 (within shouting distance of this marker); #95589 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Black Diamond" (within shouting distance of this marker); #1522 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Daniel Nason" (within shouting distance of this marker); #103 (within shouting distance of this marker); #952 (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 48 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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