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

#6944

Union Pacific

 

“Centennial”

 
#6944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. #6944 Marker
Inscription.  The Centennials were built between 1969 & 1971 by the Electro Motive division of General Motors Corporation. The name "Centennial" honors the anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Number 6944, built in 1971, is one of the 47 DD40-AX "Centennials" the largest diesel-electric locomotives ever built. It is 98' long, 270 tons, producing 6,600 h.p. with a top speed of 80 m.p.h.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.329′ N, 90° 27.678′ 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. #4006 (a few steps from this marker); "Daniel Nason" (a few steps from this marker); Illinois Terminal Neon Sign (a few steps from this marker); #900081 (a few steps
#6944 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. #6944 Marker
from this marker); #5011 (a few steps from this marker); #952 (a few steps from this marker); #103 (a few steps from this marker); #95589 (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 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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