Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near St. Louis in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

#8

American Steel Foundries

 

1948

 
#8 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #8 Marker
Inscription.  The Whitcomb Locomotive Company of Rochelle, IL, built this 65-ton industrial switcher, model 65-DE-17-A. It has a B-B classification and cost $49,775. It was built with two Hercules, 4-cycle, 6 cylinder diesel engines that each produced 240 HP, for a total of 480 HP. They were replaced with 200 HP Cummins engines, giving it 400 HP. Number 8 is 36' 6 1/2" long, weighs 130,000 lbs., and has a top speed of 41 mph. The lower couplers are 3/4-sized onces needed by small, low level cars used to haul raw materials and steel ingots around the blast furnaces. Donated in 1980 by American Steel Foundries.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.297′ N, 90° 27.723′ 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. #4502 (within shouting distance of this marker); #3607
#8 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #8 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); #408 (within shouting distance of this marker); #1621 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sellers Turntable (within shouting distance of this marker); #551 (within shouting distance of this marker); #573 (within shouting distance of this marker); #96500 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 

More. Search the internet for #8.
 
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 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
Paid Advertisement