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Douglas in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car

 
 
Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
1. Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car Marker
Inscription. This car was built by the Pullman Car Company at their Michigan City, Indiana plant in February of 1911 for the Union Pacific subsidiary Oregon Short Line Railroad as their #331. The car was renumbered to #2114 in 1914 and again renumbered to #1897 (is current number) in 1924. Car is configured as a working mail car with provision for a baggage man and handled mail, passenger baggage and fresh produce. Car saw service system wide and may have passed through Douglas in a consist of mail trains #31 & #32, the night Denver to Billings mail train nicknamed the "Night Crawler" by employees.
The car was retired in 1961 and arrived in Douglas in June 1961. The City of Douglas acquired the car from the State of Wyoming in 1993.
 
Erected by Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center.
 
Location. 42° 45.529′ N, 105° 23.236′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Brownfield Road (County Route 61) near West Center Street (Business Interstate 25), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Brownfield Road, Douglas WY 82633, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car (here,
Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
2. Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car and Marker
next to this marker); Fairmont Motor Car (here, next to this marker); Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center (a few steps from this marker); Good Roads Club (a few steps from this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #5633 (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Double Deck Stock Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago & Northwestern Railway (C&NW) Steel Sheathed Wooden Day Coach (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Douglas.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center which also houses the Douglas Chamber of Commerce and the Converse County Tourism Board.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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