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Auburn in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Southern Pacific Caboose

 
 
Southern Pacific Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 14, 2015
1. Southern Pacific Caboose Marker
Inscription. This caboose built by Southern Pacific in 1978 was purchased from Jim Dobbas, Inc. of Newcastle and moved to the Auburn depot site Nov. 12, 1990

Purchase of the caboose was made possible by a grant from Bank of America Foundation

Grant was secured by the Auburn High Street Branch of Bank of America as a gift to the citizens of the community of Auburn.
 
Location. 38° 54.13′ N, 121° 3.946′ W. Marker is in Auburn, California, in Placer County. Marker can be reached from Lincoln Way. Click for map. The caboose and the marker are in the Transcontinental Railroad Plaza at the south end of the Auburn depot, 601 Lincoln Way. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA 95603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Chinese Coolie (here, next to this marker); Marguerite Mine “Quartz Rock” (here, next to this marker); Auburn Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); East Auburn Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Auburn Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); First Transcontinental Railroad
Southern Pacific Caboose image. Click for full size.
By James King, March 14, 2015
2. Southern Pacific Caboose
(within shouting distance of this marker); Auburn Iron Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ford & Co. Building (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Auburn.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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