Near Kirkwood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
St. Louis - San Francisco (Frisco)
The trailing axle under the cab is powered by a small, two-cylinder booster engine at low speeds, adding power for starting trains or on hills. Its tender holds 4,500 gallons of oil fuel and 11,700 gallons of water. It uses 10 - 15 gallons of fuel oil per mile, and produces 3600 horsepower.
It was donated by the St. Louis - San Francisco Ry in 1958. The all-volunteer St. Louis Steam Train Association restored it to operation between Sept 1985 and Apr 1988, and gave it a second overhaul in 1998-99. From 1988 to 2002 it thrilled thousands as it operated on excursion trains throughout the Midwest, as well as being used by the film industry. A second tender carried 13,600 gallons of water to extend its operating range for these excursions.
Erected by Museum of
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1988.
Location. 38° 34.305′ N, 90° 27.664′ 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. "Black Diamond" (here, next to this marker); #318 (a few steps from this marker); #71 (a few steps from this marker); SBIX #1634 (a few steps from this marker); #206 (a few steps from this marker); #102 (a few steps from 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 76 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.