thcamper
Welcome to Toad Hall
Home of the WxToad

National Museum of Transportation

I spent a year at Scott AFB, back on Active Duty as the Air National Guard Advisor to the Commander of Air Weather Service. While there I visited the National Museum of Transportation in nearby St Louis.

21 July 1991

1132
Illinois Terminal railbus #206

1133
US Army #1149

This is the first successful gas-turbine-mechanical locomotive, built for the Army as an experimental by Davenport in 1954. I used to have a Lionel locomotive based on this prototype.

1134
DM&N #502

Class E 2-10-2

1135
UP #4006

4-8-8-4 "Big Boy"

1136
Left: SP #4460 Class GS-6 4-8-4

Right: AT&SF #5011 2-10-4

1137
Left: Silver Charger
The Burlington's ‘Silver Charger’ of 1939 is the last of the custom made ‘shovel nose’ diesel streamliners that pulled the early ‘Zephyr’ trains.

Right: C&IM #551 2-8-2

1139
SLSF #1522 4-8-2

She was the pride and joy of the St. Louis Steam Train Association. The talented and dedicated club members rebuilt the engine for operation from the mid '80s until 2002. They still keep her painted, polished, and she is on exhibit under cover.

1140
Left: RI Caboose #18058

Right: GRR #724 0-6-0