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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near St. Louis in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

#E-2

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific

 

1920

 
#E-2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #E-2 Marker
Inscription.  Built by General Electric to pull transcontinental passenger trains through the Cascade Mountains, number E-2 is one of five 1+B-D-D-B+1 "gearless bi-polars" which means the 12 traction motors are mounted directly on the driving axles thus eliminating the use of gears. Moving downhill the motors converted into generators which returned electricity to the distributing system. This is the sole surviving Bi-polar. Donated in 1961 by the Milwaukee Road.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.269′ N, 90° 27.786′ 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. TTOX #130059 (here, next to this marker); #1575 (a few steps from this marker); What Does "Bi-Polar" Mean? (a few steps from this marker); SL-SF#3000
#E-2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #E-2 Marker
(a few steps from this marker); #1057 (a few steps from this marker); #6117 (a few steps from this marker); MCHX #117 (a few steps from this marker); #1 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 

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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 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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