#884

#884 (HM2G53)

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N 38° 34.257', W 90° 27.801'

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Spokane, Portland & Seattle

—1954 —

The Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway was jointly owned by the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern Railways. This caboose was built by the Northern Pacific Railway at its Brainerd, MN shops, and is equipped with an oil-fired heater and axle-driven electrical system.

Cabooses were the home away from home for the crew and also served as the office of the conductor, who is in charge of each freight train.

The cupola atop the car was the "watch tower" of the train. When it was in operation the conductor or brakeman sat in the cupola watching to see that the train was running satisfactorily. Cabooses are no longer used in modern train service, having been replaced by End of Train (EOT) devices. The conductor's office is now in the locomotive cab.

After the Burlington Northern merger #884 became #11436 and was donated in 1983 by the Burlington Northern Railroad.
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HM NumberHM2G53
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Placed ByMuseum of Transportation
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Date Added Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 8:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 720989 N 4272217
Decimal Degrees38.57095000, -90.46335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.257', W 90° 27.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 15.42" N, 90° 27' 48.06" W
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