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Southern Pacific Caboose # 726

Salinas Oldtown Historic District

 
 
Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2013
1. Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 Marker
Inscription. Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 was built in 1916, in the Southern Pacific Oregon Brooklyn Yard. It was then retired in 1965 by the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. This caboose was donated to the City of Salinas by the Gheen Family in memory of Betty Gheen.
 
Location. 36° 40.737′ N, 121° 39.359′ W. Marker is in Salinas, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Station Place and Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in the Salinas Oldtown Historic District located near the Salinas Amtrak Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Station Place, Salinas CA 93901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baldwin Locomotive Class S – 10 Engine 1237 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oldest Home in Salinas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salinas Railway Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Bataan Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Steinbeck House (approx. mile away); The Sargent House (approx.
Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2013
2. Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 Marker
0.3 miles away); Site of the First Salinas Library (approx. half a mile away); Salinas Temporary Detention Center (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Salinas.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Southern Pacific Caboose # 726 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 18, 2013
3. Southern Pacific Caboose # 726
 
 
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