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

#50

Baltimore & Ohio

 

1935

 
#50 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #50 Marker
Inscription.  Built by General Motors/ General Electric in Erie, Pennsylvania, this 1,800 h.p. locomotive was the first non-articulated, high speed, mainline passenger locomotive on the American railroads. Originally powering the B&O's "Royal Blue" passenger train, in 1938 it went into service on Alton Railroad powering the "Abraham Lincoln". Donated in 1958 by General Motors, General Electric and Hyman-Michaels Company.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.286′ N, 90° 27.765′ 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. #96500 (a few steps from this marker); #2003 (a few steps from this marker); #1942 (a few steps
#50 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #50 Marker
from this marker); UTLX #3882 (a few steps from this marker); Pitman Arms from S.S. Admiral (a few steps from this marker); ACFX #26640 (a few steps from this marker); UTLX #14387 (a few steps from this marker); #9908 "Silver Charger" (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 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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