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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

#206

Illinois Terminal Railbus

 

— 1939 —

 
#206 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #206 Marker
Inscription.  Built by the White Motor Company as a school bus, it was adapted to rail by the IT railroad which equipped it with a special rear axle, flanged wheels and a four wheel front bogie truck. This railbus, "The Dinky", was used to transport passengers between Grafton and Alton, Illinois. Donated in 1953 by the Illini Railroad Club.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles.
 
Location. 38° 34.314′ N, 90° 27.663′ 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. #102 (here, next to this marker); SBIX #1634 (here, next to this marker); #71 (here, next to this marker); #103 (a few steps from this marker); #952 (a few steps
#206 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #206 Marker
from this marker); #1522 (a few steps from this marker); #5011 (a few steps from this marker); "Black Diamond" (a few steps from 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 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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