Museum of Transportation
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|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) is a transport museum in western St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The museum is owned by the St. Louis County parks department. Founded in 1944, it has a wide variety of vehicles: 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
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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 (Moved to the Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia, on a 5-year loan in May 2015. Will return to St. Louis in 2020)
- Union Pacific Centennial #6944 (sent to Altoona in 2014 for restoration and has returned)
- 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 five Camelbacks in existence.
- Erie Lackawanna EMD SD45 #3607
- Missouri-Kansas-Texas 4-4-0 #311, the sole surviving M-K-T steam locomotive
- 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
- Wabash 2-6-0 #573, one of only two Wabash steam locomotives in existence
- Conrail GP7 5677 with dual controls for commuter operation, built for the Jersey Central
- Union Pacific 900081, a rotary snowplow
- The Whale, largest tank car ever built
- a PRR P5 electric locomotive #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
- a PRR GG1 electric locomotive #4918
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 in existence.
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 County, Missouri).|
- Museum of Transportation – Official Website
- RailPictures.Net Photographs from the Museum of Transportation