St. Louis Museum of Transportation
Kirkwood, MO
This is St. Louis Public Service rail grinder #215, built by SLPS in 1945.
It has an interesting history.  SLPS's original rail grinder #215 was a
converted streetcar built in the 1892.  After World War II SLPS built this
car to replace it, and gave the old grinder to the Museum of Transportation. Two decades later, when all streetcar service ceased, they gave the new one to MoT also - thereby bestowing the museum with two different generations of rail grinder #215.
November 29, 2002
Frank Hicks photo
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