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

#1

City of St. Louis Water Division

 

1924

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #1 Marker
Inscription.  The Whitcomb Locomotive Company of Rochelle, Illinois built this 15 ton, model SRD industrial switching locomotive. It was a gasoline-mechanical engine, but it was later given an 87 HP, 3-cylinder, GM diesel engine. It has a clutch and manual transmission that has four speeds in both directions. This drives the rear axle via a double chain drive, with the front one powered by the side rods ("B" classification). Mechanically driven locomotives never got much bigger than this one, capable of slowly moving a few cars in an industrial plant. The clutch and transmission could not handle the weights or speeds of long trains, even as a railroad yard switch engine. The diesel-electric locomotive, with electrical transmission of its power, was developed for these jobs. This engine is 19' long and has 30" drive wheels. The "dome" on top of the engine hood is the sandbox. All locomotives carry sand to the drop on the railheads when needed for extra traction. This locomotive was used as the St. Louis city's Howard Bend Water Plant. Purchased in 1973.
 
Erected 2013 by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location.
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #1 Marker
38° 34.263′ N, 90° 27.796′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, 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. #1057 (here, next to this marker); What Does "Bi-Polar" Mean? (here, next to this marker); #1149 (a few steps from this marker); #884 (a few steps from this marker); #13889 (a few steps from this marker); #724 (a few steps from this marker); #1082 (a few steps from this marker); #E-2 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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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 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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