The grade is so steep that only 20 cars can be pulled at a time up or down the mainline.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 35.0% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 1.3% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the CDP was $33,891, and the median income for a family was $34,354.
Males had a median income of $24,732 versus $20,421 for females. About 2.7% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
In 1984, as part of the Base Realignment and Closure process, most of the U. Army Engineer School's operations were consolidated at Fort Leonard Wood. Meade hero of Gettysburg was from and the name was changed to Ft. This left the name Leonard Wood unused and available for when the current base was built in 1941.
Before that, officer training was conducted at Fort Belvoir Virginia. The installation has historically had a training role under TRADOC (Training and Doctrine Command) rather than a FORSCOM (Forces Command) role dating back to its origins in World War II as an engineer replacement training post.
Even though it is on Fort Leonard Wood, it is jointly run by the cities of Waynesville and St. Route 66 vary – at different places, it is called Teardrop Road, Highway Z, Old Route 66, Historic Route 66, and Route 17.
Robert, and is available for civilian use by private pilots and scheduled commercial passenger service. State-posted signs mark most of the alignment of the road.
The major east-west route is Interstate 44; before that, the main highway was U. Route 66, which still exists as a scenic route through the area and passes through Devil's Elbow, St. Major north-south routes include: Major attractions along U. Route 66 include the Old Stagecoach Stop in downtown Waynesville, which is now a museum but began as a tavern and boarding house and is the oldest standing structure in the county.
It was used as a Civil War hospital for Union troops who were garrisoned above the city in Fort Wayne, which was demolished after the war.
The Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Waynesville is near the Old Stagecoach Stop.
Three bridges cross the Big Piney River at Devil's Elbow—the modern Interstate 44 bridge, the later U. Route 66 alignment on Highway Z that was made possible by the Hooker Cut through a steep hillside, and the original U. Route 66 alignment on Teardrop Road that includes a historic bridge that is in the process of renovation. Fort Leonard Wood also has its own post utility railway connecting to the national railway system.
The CBRN, Engineer, and Military Police schools provide Professional Military Education and functional courses for soldiers, Non-commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, and Commissioned Officers, including but not limited to the Captains Career Course and the Battalion and Brigade Pre-Command Courses.