Near Kirkwood in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
A diesel-electric locomotive uses a diesel engine to turn an electrical generator. This produces direct current electricity which runs electric traction motors. The traction motors, located in the wheel assemblies, use gears on the axles to turn the wheels and pull the train.
Number 2804 was donated in 1995 by the Union Pacific Railroad.
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 1966.
Location. 38° 34.331′ N, 90° 27.638′ W. Marker is near Kirkwood, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty Ferry RoadTouch 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. The Pacific Railroad Controversy (here, next to this marker); Riot in the Tunnels (here, next to this marker); Civil War Destruction (here, next to this marker); Ground-breaking! (a few steps from this marker); The Pacific Railroad of Missouri: Audacious Dreams & Harsh Realities (a few steps from this marker); The Gasconade Bridge Disaster (a few steps from this marker); The Missouri Pacific Today... (a few steps from this marker); #750 (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 82 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.