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

MKT #1

Missouri-Kansas-Texas

 

— 1882 —

 
MKT #1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. MKT #1 Marker
Inscription.  This side-door caboose was rebuilt in 1899, and was renumbered and modified several times in its long life, but its original builder is unknown. It does not have the usual cupola or lookout on its roof, making it more difficult for its crew to observe the train for potential safety problems. The doors on the side were common on cabooses used on branch lines. Having this caboose turned a freight into a mixed train, where a few passengers and packages of freight or express could also be carried. It is 39' 2" long, and has leaf springs in its wheel assemblies (trucks) to provide a more comfortable ride. Donated in 1952 by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 34.243′ N, 90° 27.807′ 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
MKT #1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. MKT #1 Marker
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. #5529 (a few steps from this marker); #884 (within shouting distance of this marker); #4916 (within shouting distance of this marker); #1365 (within shouting distance of this marker); #1149 (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Katy Flyer" (within shouting distance of this marker); #724 (within shouting distance of this marker); #1 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kirkwood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on September 15, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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