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

#2727

Chesapeake & Ohio

 

— 1944 —

 
#2727 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #2727 Marker
Inscription.  2-8-4 Kanawha (or Berkshire) type freight locomotive built by ALCO, THE 2727 weighs 850,000 lbs. is 105' 1 7/8" long, has a roller bearings on all of it's axles and could generate more than 5,000 h.p. Donated in 1957 by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 34.315′ N, 90° 27.645′ 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. Jay Gould and the Missouri Pacific (a few steps from this marker); The Missouri Pacific Today... (a few steps from this marker); #30 (a few steps from this marker); Ground-breaking! (a few steps from this marker); The Pacific Railroad of Missouri: Audacious Dreams & Harsh Realities
#2727 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #2727 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Gasconade Bridge Disaster (a few steps from this marker); SBIX #1634 (within shouting distance of this marker); Riot in the Tunnels (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 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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