Lima in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
NKP Caboose No. 1091
Caboose No. 1091 was built in 1882 by the Lafayette Car Works of Lafayette, IN. It has been completely restored and equipped by the Allen County Historical Society. Although much of the structure has been replaced during its years of service, the corner posts, door posts, and wooden bows which support the roof are original. Inside the caboose are the coal stove used for cooking and heating, a built-in icebox, and bunks for the brakemen. Such wooden cabooses were gradually replaced by steel construction in the 1950' and 60's.
Location. 40° 44.314′ N, 84° 5.351′ W. Marker is in Lima, Ohio, in Allen County. Click for map. Marker is in the covered railroad exhibit area in Lincoln Park, about 550 feet ENE of the intersection of Elm Street and Bellefontaine Avenue (Ohio Route 117/309). Marker is in this post office area: Lima OH 45804, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. D T & I Railroad's Uniopolis, Ohio, Station (a few steps from this marker); NKP Berkshire Locomotive No. 779 (within shouting distance of this marker); Lima Locomotive Works (within shouting distance of this marker); James Daniel's Cabin (approx. 0.4 Faurot Oil Well (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic House (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Interurban Era (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site Of Lima's First Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lima.
Also see . . .
1. History of the Nickel Plate Road. (Submitted on April 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Lafayette Car Works. (Submitted on April 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Lafayette Car Works Sold (1892). (Submitted on April 12, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.