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

#3607

Erie-Lackawanna

 

— 1967 —

 
#3607 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #3607 Marker
Inscription.  Built by the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors for $284,000.00, this SD-45 heavy freight locomotive has a model V-20 turbo charged engine. This model has 20 cylinders and is the first V-20 engine ever made which was the largest ever used on a locomotive until recently. There were 2 major design problems with this type locomotive. the first was how to make a very long crankshaft tough enough to take the torque and the second was determining the firing sequence for the 20 cylinders. Number 3607 is 65 feet 8 inches long, weigh 391,000 pounds and has a 4,000 gallon capacity fuel tank. Donated in 1986 by the Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail)
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 34.314′ N, 90° 27.709′ 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
#3607 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #3607 Marker
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. #4502 (within shouting distance of this marker); #95589 (within shouting distance of this marker); #8 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sellers Turntable (within shouting distance of this marker); "Daniel Nason" (within shouting distance of this marker); #6944 (within shouting distance of this marker); #4006 (within shouting distance of this marker); #103 (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 88 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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