Grand Trunk Western, Wood Caboose No. 77915

Grand Trunk Western, Wood Caboose No. 77915 (HM2ME)

Location: Grand Haven, MI 49417 Ottawa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.045', W 86° 13.7'

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This caboose of the Grand Trunk of Canada was of the 1894 design and was transferred to the Grand Trunk Western.

Early car department records indicate that it was rebuilt in 1925.

This all-wood caboose was used by the conductor as a rolling office, complete with desk and chair to prepare his paperwork. The rear brakeman sat in the seat in the cupola to watch over the train while it was in motion. Typically, the caboose was outfitted with a coal or wood stove, ice box, drinking water tank, sleeping bunks and kerosene lamps.

It was donated anonymously to the City of Grand Haven in 1980.

Construction - all wood with steel underframe
length 24 feet
width 10 feet
height 15 feet
Weight 43,000 pounds
HM NumberHM2ME
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 7:00am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 562828 N 4768590
Decimal Degrees43.06741667, -86.22833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.045', W 86° 13.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 2.70" N, 86° 13' 42.00" W
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Area Code(s)616
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 139 Wharfside, Grand Haven MI 49417, US
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