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Douglas Aircraft C-47A Transport

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
This twin-engine 1943 Douglas Aircraft product, the military version of the DC-3, is believed to have been used by the United Sates Army Air Force in the World War II invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. • The plane is . . .

(Air & Space • War, World II) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Pilot Wheel from the Steamer Capital (1879-1945)

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
Pilot Wheel from the Steamer Capital 1879-1945 Built in Cincinnati Ohio Three boilers each 47"X28' — 5 flues Stern paddlewheel 21' Diameter 28' buckets 257.2' X 40.6' X 6' Draws 24" light

(Waterways & Vessels) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

Susie King Taylor

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Midway, Georgia.
Educator, nurse, and author Susannah "Susie" Baker King Taylor was born into an enslaved Geechee family on the Grest Plantation in Liberty County, Georgia. Educated as a child in secret schools in Savannah, she escaped . . .

(African Americans • Education • War, US Civil • Women) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

The Georgia Civil Rights Trail: The Savannah Protest Movement

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Savannah, Georgia.
On March 16, 1960, black students led by the NAACP Youth Council staged sit-ins at white-only lunch counters in eight downtown stores. Three students, Carolyn Quilloin, Ernest Robinson, and Joan Tyson, were arrested in the . . .

(African Americans • Civil Rights) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

What Is Standard Gauge?

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
The distance between the inner edges of the rails is called the gauge of a railroad. The standard gauge used in North America is 4' 8½." This is also the gauge in most of Europe, including Great Britain, the birthplace of . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

UTLX #14387

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
Built by the Union Tank Car Company, this 6500 gallon petroleum car is an early attempt to build a tank car without a full-length underframe. Short frames at each end attached the tank to the wheels and couplers. The tank . . .

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

#1942

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
The mail was picked up, sorted and delivered in this 70' car. Mail destined for this train was placed in a large pouch and attached to a crane (hook) located alongside the track. On each side of the mail car is a steel . . .

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

UTLX #3882

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Built by Union Tank Line, this triple dome tank car is typical of most built until the late 1960's. Each dome is the entry and fill point for a separate compartment which is emptied at the bottom. All three compartments were . . .

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

ACFX #26640

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Built by American Car & Foundry, this two compartment, 70-ton capacity steel covered hopper was used to carry bulk items which needed protection from the elements. Cement, grain, dry chemicals, and plastic pellets are . . .

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

#1582

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
The baggage car is located just behind the express and mail cars and ahead of the passenger-carrying cars in the train. It is used to transport personal baggage, as well as items such as skis, bicycles, dogs, cats, and other . . .

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

URTX #37144

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
Built by General American Transportation Corporation, this car is a steel bodied reefer with ice bunkers at each end. These ice bunkers hold 10,400 lbs. of chunk ice or 11,500 lbs. of crushed ice. Ice stations were located . . .

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

MCHX #117

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
Built by American Car & Foundry Company for Monsanto, this 8,000 gallon, double hull car was designed for transporting concentrated nitric acid, which is extremely corrosive. The inner tank is constructed of an aluminum . . .

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

#6117

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
Built by the American Car & Foundry Company for the CB&Q, this 80' day coach was used in mainline and branch service. It is of riveted steel construction and is equipped with axle driven electric generators and mechanical . . .

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

#1082

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
This caboose was built by the Northern Pacific Railway at their Brainerd, MN shops. The cupola on top is a lookout for its crew, where they can keep watch on the freight cars as the train runs. It was rebuilt in 1968 with a . . .

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

#13889

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St. Louis, Missouri.
A total of 350 of these main line cabooses were built by the railroad between 1977 and 1981 as the last such cars purchased by the Missouri Pacific. The bay windows extending out from each side were used by the crew to keep . . .

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

#724

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
The Baldwin Locomotive Works built this six-wheel or 0-6-0 switching locomotive used to move cars in a rail yard or industrial plant. Switchers were meant for low speeds and sharp curves. They usually didn't have leading or . . .

(Railroads & Streetcars) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

#884

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
The Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway was jointly owned by the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern Railways. This caboose was built by the Northern Pacific Railway at its Brainerd, MN shops, and is equipped with an . . .

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#1149

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St. Louis, Missouri.
Built by Davenport Besler Corp., the #1149 is a 1-B-1 experimental gas-turbine locomotive which has two Boeing 502-2E, 150 h.p. jet engine type gas turbine and was tested by the Army at Fort Eustis, VA. Donated in 1980 by its designer R. Tom Sawyer.

(Military • Railroads & Streetcars) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

#1

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
The Whitcomb Locomotive Company of Rochelle, Illinois built this 15 ton, model SRD industrial switching locomotive. It was a gasoline-mechanical engine, but it was later given an 87 HP, 3-cylinder, GM diesel engine. It has a . . .

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

#1057

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near St. Louis, Missouri.
In this car the small sliding door above the side entry door was used for the milk loading hose. To keep the interior as clean as possible during loading the entry doors were kept closed once this piping was hooked up unless . . .

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