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The Museum of Transportation (initialised MOT, reporting mark MOTX) of the St. Louis Countymarker, Missourimarker, Parks Department is a museum located in the Greater St. Louis area. It was first founded in 1944 by a group of individuals dedicated to preserving the past and has a wide variety of vehicles from American history. Most of its historic equipment range from antique cars, boats and a plane, and the museum's most sizable collection of locomotives and railroad equipment from a wide area of the United Statesmarker.

Vehicles and equipment

Railroad



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 receive large and unusual pieces of railroad equipment into its collection:

...and much more.

At the corner of the property is the first railroad tunnel built west of the Mississippi River. Built in 1853, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

The museum also operates a miniature railroad and a full-size trolley on a seasonal schedule.

Image:Aerotrain 1950's stylin'.jpg|A 1950s GM Aerotrain from the Rock Island railroad on display at the Museum of Transportation.Image:B+O 173 camelback locomotive.jpg|A 4-6-0 Camelback locomotive built by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1873.Image:E-2 Bi-polar.jpg|Only surviving Milwaukee Road class EP-2 electric locomotive within the Museum of Transportation's collection.Image:Erie Lackawanna 3607.jpg|An Erie Lackawanna Railway EMD SD45 restored to its original condition.Image:Gas turbine locomotive 1149.jpg|United States Army gas turbine locomotive 1149 displayed on the grounds of the Museum of Transportation.Image:General Pershing Zephyr-Silver Charger - 20081123.jpg|The 9908 Silver Charger, which was the power car of the General Pershing Zephyr train.Image:N+W 2156 steam locomotive.jpg|Norfolk & Western 2156, the strongest-pulling steam locomotive ever built on display within the Museum of Transportation.Image:USRA Light Mikado locomotive.jpg|Preserved USRA Light Mikado steam locomotive with a 2-8-2 wheel arrangement.

Automobiles



The recently remodeled Earl C. Lindburg Automotive Center contains some unusual pieces:

Boats and Planes

There is a Missouri Rivermarker towboat and two airplanes on display, a C-47 Skytrain at the main gate and a T-33 Shooting Star near the scale model railroad

See also



References

  1. Railinc, Search MARKs, accessed September 2009


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