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

“Black Diamond”

Reading

 

1889

 
"Black Diamond" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. "Black Diamond" Marker
Inscription.  2-2-2 Type inspection locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. The "Black Diamond" has a walnut paneled observation room, seats eight, is 22'9 1/4" long weighs 26,300 lbs, and is beloved to the the last steam inspection locomotive in existence today. The limited area behind the firebox made it necessary for a small boy to act as the fireman. Donated in 1948 by the Reading Railroad.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.305′ N, 90° 27.669′ 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. #1522 (here, next to this marker); #318 (a few steps from this marker); #71 (a few steps from this marker); #206 (a few steps from this marker); SBIX #1634
"Black Diamond" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. "Black Diamond" Marker
(a few steps from this marker); #102 (a few steps from 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.
 
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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