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

#311

Missouri-Kansas-Texas (Katy)

 

1890 & 1923

 
#311 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #311 Marker
Inscription.  The Baldwin Locomotive Works built this 4-4-0 (American Standard) type locomotive. It was extensively rebuilt by the railroad, getting a new boiler, new steam chests with piston valves, a steel cab, and a new tender, and it was converted to burn oil. It virtually became a new locomotive, using only the frame and a few other parts of the 1890 original. It now has 18" x 24" cylinders and 69" drivers. It is 58' 11 1/2" long and its weight in working order is 225,800 lbs. In 1945 it was reconditioned to power the "Katy Flyer," which is the train seen behind it. This exhibition train toured the M-K-T system to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the line's "winning the West," by beating all rail competition to the northern border of Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. It was donated by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and arrived on Sept. 25, 1952. It is the only preserved Katy steam locomotive.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.227′ N, 90° 27.833′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis County
#311 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #311 Marker
. 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. #39 "Marmora" (a few steps from this marker); #274 (a few steps from this marker); #4700 (a few steps from this marker); The "Katy Flyer" (a few steps from this marker); #4916 (a few steps from this marker); West Barretts Tunnel (within shouting distance of this marker); MKT #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); #5529 (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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