Museum of Transportation
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|Museum of Transportation|
|Locale||Greater St. Louis|
|Dates of operation||1944–Present|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge|
The Museum of Transportation (initialised MOT, reporting mark MOTX) of the St. Louis County, Missouri, United States Parks Department is a museum in the Greater St. Louis area. Founded in 1944 by a group of people who wanted to preserve the past and has a wide variety of vehicles, it has antique cars, boats, planes, and a sizable collection of locomotives and railroad equipment from around the United States. A miniature train operates around a loop of track near the parking lot, and occasionally a full-size trolley is operated.
Vehicles and equipment
The museum has its own railway spur to an active Union Pacific Railroad main line (formerly Missouri Pacific Railroad). This has allowed the museum to take possession of large and unusual pieces of railroad equipment. Among them are:
- Aerotrain No. 3
- The only surviving Milwaukee Road class EP-2 Bi-Polar Electric
- Union Pacific Big Boy #4006
- Norfolk & Western Y6a class 2-8-8-2 No. 2156
- Union Pacific Centennial #6944
- Southern Pacific class GS-6 "War Baby"" #4460
- The only surviving EMC 1800 hp B-B locomotive, the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad #50
- EMD FT #103, the first F-unit built, a National Engineering Landmark
- Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western 4-4-0C #952, one of two DL&W steam locomotives and one of four Camelbacks in existence.
- Erie Lackawanna EMD SD45 #3607
- Chicago & Illinois Midland 2-8-2 #551, the sole surviving C&IM steam locomotive
- FDS (ITALIAN STATE RAILROAD) E550.025 electric locomotive
- New York Central 4-8-2 #2933, one of two surviving examples of large NYC steam power
- Wabash EMD GP35 547, awaiting cosmetic restoration
- Conrail GP7 5677 with dual controls for commuter operation, built for the New Jersey Central
- Union Pacific 900081, a rotary snowplow
- The Whale, largest tank car ever built
- a PRR P5 electric mixed traffic #4700
- Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad #9908 Silver Charger, the locomotive of the General Pershing Zephyr
- Frisco 1522, used in excursions from 1988-2002.
- Frisco 1621, a sister to 1630 at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois
Only surviving Milwaukee Road class EP-2 electric locomotive.
The 9908 Silver Charger, which drew the General Pershing Zephyr train.
Norfolk & Western 2156, the strongest-pulling steam locomotive ever built.
Budd-built CB&Q Zephyr diner Silver Spoon.
Frisco Number 1621.
The recently remodeled Earl C. Lindburg Automotive Center contains some unusual pieces:
- 1908 Galloway Express truck
- 1959 Ford gas turbine truck
- 1901 St. Louis Motor Carriage Company car
- 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car
- 1964½ Ford Mustang
- 1915 Ford Model T
- Bobby Darin's Dream Car a DiDia 150
Boats and Planes
- List of United States railroads
- List of railway museums
- City of Kirkwood, Missouri
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Museum of Transportation (St. Louis).|
- Museum of Transportation – Official Website
- RailPictures.Net Photographs from the Museum of Transportation