“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Ballwin, Missouri Historical Markers

#3 "Aerotrain" Marker image, Touch for more information
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
#3 "Aerotrain" Marker
Missouri (St. Louis County), Ballwin — #3 "Aerotrain" Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 1955 —
One of the two experimental demonstrator "Aerotrains" (#2 and #3) built by GM with a new light weigh construction and low center of gravity concept, powered by 1,200 h.p. futuristic locomotives. Initially in mainline service, they rode poorly at . . . — Map (db m133024) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), Ballwin — #J13218 Buda
Built by the Austin-Western Company, this gasoline powered road roller shows the transition from the earlier steam powered roller design to internal combustion power. This equipment was used to compress the soil and crushed rock to form a solid . . . — Map (db m133023) HM
Missouri (St. Louis County), Ballwin — Lockheed T-33 A Shooting Star The workhorse jet trainer of the Cold War era
Not long after the end of hostilities in World War II, the United States found itself once again in the position of retooling its military aviation programs, this time as a result of the dawn of the jet age. The propeller-driven fighters that had . . . — Map (db m133026) HM

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