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  • 04/28/19--07:57: What Does "Bi-Polar" Mean?
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    This electric locomotive uses a drive system that eliminates the gearing normally used between the motor and axle. It does this by making the axle part of the motor itself. The armature of the motor is mounted on the axle, . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--08:00: #E-2
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    Built by General Electric to pull transcontinental passenger trains through the Cascade Mountains, number E-2 is one of five 1+B-D-D-B+1 "gearless bi-polars" which means the 12 traction motors are mounted directly on the . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--08:07: TTOX #130059
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    This "Front Runner" piggyback car, designed to carry truck trailers, is unusual in a number of ways. It has only four wheels instead of the usual pair of two-axle trucks; its 28-inch diameter wheels are smaller than the . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--08:13: #1575
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    Built by the IT Railroad in its Decatur, IL shops, the 1575 is a Class B electric freight B+B locomotive equipped with four GE 69-C motors. It weighs 120,000 lbs. and has tractive effort of 30,000 lbs. Donated in 1968 by the . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--08:17: SL-SF#3000
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    Built by the St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Railway, number 3000 is the first tri-level rack built to carry automobiles. Its inside dimensions are 83' long, 8'6" wide and it used concrete for ballast. Due to vandalism by . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • Roads & Vehicles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--08:20: #113
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    Built by ALCO-GE for use on electrified track between Grand Central station in New York City and Harmon, N.Y. Number 113 is a 2+D+2 Class S-2 which was the prototype for thousands of Lionel and Ives electric trains. Donated . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--08:25: #2003
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    Built at the Plymouth Locomotive Works of Plymouth, Ohio, number 2003 is a propane-electric unit used in short line freight service on the Joplin-Pittsburg Railroad and later on the Kansas City public service freight . . .

    (Charity & Public Work • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--08:30: #50
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    Built by General Motors/ General Electric in Erie, Pennsylvania, this 1,80 h.p. locomotive was the first non-articulated, high speed, mainline passenger locomotive on the American railroads. Originally powering the B&O's . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--08:34: #96500
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
    Built by the General American Transportation Corporation, number 96500 is the world's largest tank car. Used for experimental purposes, transporting anhydrous ammonia and lp gas, this "whale belly" unit carried 60,200 . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--08:51: #1621
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    This is a 2-10-0 decapod type freight locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works for Imperial Russia, which contracted with Baldwin in 1915 for some 1,200 locomotives. Following the Russian Revolution, and therefore the . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars • Wars, Non-US) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--09:31: High Cliff Cemetery
  • Sherwood, Wisconsin.
    About one mile north of this site was located the High Cliff Zion Evangelical Church (Now United Methodist Church) Church Organized February 28, 1872 Consolidated July 9, 1919 Many of the early members of this church, of . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    , Mexico.
    Sociedad Potosina, S.C. “La Lonja” El club social más antiguo de México Fundada en el año de 1868 ha ocupado este edificio desde el año de 1877 Aldama 310, Centro San Luis Potosí, México English translation: La Lonja Society . . .

    Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--09:35: #4700
  • near St. Louis, Missouri.
    This is one of two class P-5 prototypes built at the railroad's Altoona, PA, shops. They led to the construction of 90 additional, class P-5a locomotives which were built for electrified passenger service between New York . . .

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Greenwich, New York.
    Greenwich, known as Union Village from 1809 to 1867, played a significant role in the history of the Anti-Slave Movement and the Underground Railroad. Many families in Union Village and surrounding area provided a safe haven . . .

    (Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--09:41: Lewis and Clark in Illinois
  • East St. Louis, Illinois.
    On December 10, 1803 Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped at this place opposite St. Louis. The next morning, Clark left Lewis in St. Louis before heading upstream towards a winter campsite. They would . . .

    (Exploration) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--09:45: NYC's Oldest Operating Hotel
  • New York, New York.
    Though it has undergone several renovations and name changes over the years, this is believed to be the oldest continuously operating hotel in New York City, welcoming guests since at least 1835. According to the classic . . .

    (Entertainment • Industry & Commerce) Includes complete text, location, directions, 6 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--09:48: Dr. Mary E. Britton
  • Danville, Kentucky.
    Physician & teacher spoke here at 1887 State Assoc. of Colored Teachers Meeting advocating women's suffrage. Speech in national newspaper.

    (African Americans • Women) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--09:52: Susan Look Avery
  • Louisville, Kentucky.
    1817-1915. Woman's rights leader, founded Louisville Woman's Suffrage Assoc. in 1889 & the Woman's Club of Louisville in 1890.

    (Women) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--09:58: Mastic Station
  • Mastic, New York.
    The Forge station of the Long Island Railroad stood here. Est. 1882. Renamed Mastic in 1892. Closed 1960 and later razed.

    (Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 04/28/19--10:01: Roslyn Grist Mill
  • Roslyn, New York.
    Built between 1715-1741, this rare surviving Dutch- framed watermill operated for over 150 years. Served as a tea house 1920-1974.

    (Architecture • Industry & Commerce) Includes location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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