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

#4006

Union Pacific "Big Boy"

 

— Cab Open for Display —

 
#4006 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #4006 Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1941 by the American Locomotive Company at a cost of $265,000.00 number 4006 is one of 25 "big boys," the largest successful steam locomotives ever built, with a total weight over 600 tons. It is 132'9 1/4" long, carries 33 tons of coal and 25,000 gallons of water in its tender. It is a 4-8-8-4 (simple) articulated locomotive.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 34.325′ N, 90° 27.674′ 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. "Daniel Nason" (here, next to this marker); Illinois Terminal Neon Sign (here, next to this marker); #6944 (a few steps from this marker); #5011 (a few steps from this marker); #952 (a
#4006 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #4006 Marker
few steps from this marker); #103 (a few steps from this marker); #900081 (a few steps from this marker); #102 (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 86 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.
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Oct. 20, 2020