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

#103

General Motors

— 1939 —

 
 
#103 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 22, 2019
1. #103 Marker
Inscription.  Built by the Electro-Motive Division of GM as part of "the diesel that did it", the four unit demonstrator locomotive that proved the efficiency of diesel power compared to steam. Number 103 is a 16 cylinder, 567 series engine rated at 1350 h.p. Donated in 1961 by the Southern Railway. This locomotive was declared a National Engineering Landmark June 26, 1982.
 
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 1939.
 
Location. 38° 34.318′ N, 90° 27.67′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. #952 (here, next to this marker); #5011 (a few steps from this marker); #102 (a few steps from this marker); "Daniel Nason"
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(a few steps from this marker); #206 (a few steps from this marker); #4006 (a few steps from this marker); SBIX #1634 (a few steps from this marker); #71 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
 
#103 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 22, 2019
2. #103 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 153 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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