Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001

Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 (HM1HJ0)

Location: Conway, NH 03860 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 3.174', W 71° 7.778'

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In 1914 the Pullman Company built this all steel car as a 87 seat coach-smoker for the Maine Central Railroad. It started out as Maine Central No. 252, and was later renumbered 209 with seating capacity reduced to 73, with 11 seats in the smoking compartment, and 62 non-smoking seats. In 1955 the car was renumbered 2001 and converted into an Instruction Car that traveled from one end of the Maine Central Railroad to the other. At various yards and terminals employees gathered in the car, now set up as a classroom, to learn the latest in mechanical and operating rules and practices. The car included overnight accommodations for the Rules Examiner, with a kitchen, washroom and bunkroom making his life on the road that much easier. In 1985, after retirement by the Maine Central, the car was sold to Conway Scenic Railroad.
HM NumberHM1HJ0
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Date Added Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 at 10:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 329408 N 4879953
Decimal Degrees44.05290000, -71.12963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 3.174', W 71° 7.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 3' 10.44" N, 71° 7' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)603
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2675 Reporter Ct, Conway NH 03860, US
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