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

#4916

Amtrak

 

1942

 
4916 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. 4916 Marker
Inscription.  Built by the Pennsylvania Railroad as #4918 or use in the Northeast Corridor from New York to Washington, D.C. This GGI class electric locomotive was 1 of 139 which were built from 1934 o 1943. It is 79 feet 6 inches long, weighs 477,000 pounds and has a top speed of over 100 mph. It runs on 11,000 volts, single phase AC power from an overhead wife, produces 4,620 continuous horsepower and over 8,000 horsepower for short periods. Twelve 385 horsepower traction motors drive its twelve 57 inch drive wheels. Raymond Loewy, the noted industrial designer, produced the streamline body style. Number 4918 became an Amtrak unit in 1971 and was renumbered to 4916. After its retirement in 1982, Mr. Edmund Boyce Jr. purchased this locomotive for the Museum in honor for his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Boyce, Sr.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.23′ N, 90° 27.818′ 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
4916 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. 4916 Marker
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. The "Katy Flyer" (a few steps from this marker); #4700 (a few steps from this marker); #274 (a few steps from this marker); #311 (a few steps from this marker); MKT #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); #39 "Marmora" (within shouting distance of this marker); #5529 (within shouting distance of this marker); West Barretts Tunnel (within shouting distance of 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 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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