Pere Marquette Caboose No. A-986

Pere Marquette Caboose No. A-986 (HM2MF)

Location: Grand Haven, MI 49417 Ottawa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 4.048', W 86° 13.71'

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Built in November, 1941 by the St. Louis Car Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

The caboose was truly a rolling office, complete with a coal stove, ice box, drinking water tank, sink and sleeping bunks.

The conductor used desk space provided to do his paper work and the rear brakeman sat in the cupola to watch over the train while it was in motion.

This car was equipped with the unique "Duryea Cushioned Underframe".

This caboose was at one time used on the nightly "Cannonball" freight train that ran from Muskegon, thorugh Grand Haven to Grand Rapids.

It was retired from service in 1981 and donated to the City of Grand Haven by the Chessie System in 1983.

Construction - All steel
Length - 32 feet
Width - 10 feet
Height - 14 feet
Weight - 45,000 lbs
HM NumberHM2MF
Placed ByPere Marquette 1223 Preservation Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 4:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 562814 N 4768595
Decimal Degrees43.06746667, -86.22850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.048', W 86° 13.71'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 2.88" N, 86° 13' 42.60" 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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