Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Wooden Caboose

Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Wooden Caboose (HM1QGI)

Location: Douglas, WY 82633 Converse County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 45.555', W 105° 23.246'

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The oldest piece in the display, the car built by the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in the company shops at Plattsmouth, Nebraska in 1884 at a cost of $1023 as a mainline freight caboose. It was rebuilt and modernized with new brake equipment in 1912 as a branch line caboose for use on branch lines in Nebraska and Kansas. Car was numbered #14140 during its service life. In its current branch line configuration, the car was used as sleeping quarters at the end of branch lines by the train crew. There is no evidence that the car was ever used in service through Douglas.
This caboose was restored in the Burlington's shops at Havelock, Nebraska in the winter of 1958 and arrived in Douglas in April of that year. The City of Douglas took possession from the State of Wyoming in 1993.
Placed ByDouglas Railroad Interpretive Center
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Date Added Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 468297 N 4734153
Decimal Degrees42.75925000, -105.38743333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 45.555', W 105° 23.246'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 45' 33.3" N, 105° 23' 14.76" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 US-26 BUS, Douglas WY 82633, US
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