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

#724

Georgia Railroad

 

1896

 
#724 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #724 Marker
Inscription.  The Baldwin Locomotive Works built this six-wheel or 0-6-0 switching locomotive used to move cars in a rail yard or industrial plant. Switchers were meant for low speeds and sharp curves. They usually didn't have leading or trailing wheels, putting all their weight on their driving wheels. This one also has a slope-back or "fantail" tender. Its shape give the engine crew a better view of people working at the rear, improving safety. In 1923 the locomotive got a new boiler, changing its appearance. It was sold to the East St. Louis Junction Railroad in 1941, serving local stockyards across the Mississippi River in Illinois. In the early 1950s it was bought by St. Louis Material & Supply, alter Basic Materials, in Pacific, MO. It switched hopper cars of gravel there until 1963, being the last conventional steam locomotive to regularly operate in the St. Louis area. Donated by Basic Materials in 1963.
 
Erected 2014 by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.263′ N, 90° 27.805′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in
#724 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #724 Marker
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. #13889 (here, next to this marker); #1149 (a few steps from this marker); Narrow Gauge (a few steps from this marker); What Is Standard Gauge? (a few steps from this marker); #884 (a few steps from this marker); #1 (a few steps from this marker); #1057 (a few steps from this marker); #1082 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Additional sign nearby image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
3. Additional sign nearby
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
4. Additional sign nearby
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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