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

#4502

Missouri Pacific

 

1955

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #4502 Marker
Inscription.  The American Locomotive Company (ALCO) built this model RS-3 diesel-electric, four axle (B-B), road switcher locomotive. It produced 1600 hp from a 12 cylinder, model 244 engine. The RS-3 was built from May 1950 to August 1956, and 1,370 were produced — 1,265 for American, 98 for Canadian, and 7 for Mexican railroads. In 1975 it was sold to the three mile long Bauxite & Northern Railway at Bauxite, Arkansas. Equity Grain Co-op of Houston purchased it next when it suffered a broken crankshaft. A private individual obtained it and in 1995 it was sold to the museum for a nominal amount. It was restored to its initial MP appearance from 2000 - 2006.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.301′ N, 90° 27.703′ 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. #3607 (within shouting distance of
#4502 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #4502 Marker
this marker); #8 (within shouting distance of this marker); #95589 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Black Diamond" (within shouting distance of this marker); #1522 (within shouting distance of this marker); "Daniel Nason" (within shouting distance of this marker); #103 (within shouting distance of this marker); #952 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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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 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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