San Salvador, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
El Caboose: "Furgón de Cola" o parte posterior de un tren, era usado para que la tripulación pudiera vigilar el recorrido de éste. Dentro se colocaban los marcadores y se instalaba un trabajador que portaba una bandera color rojo, (llamado abanderado), para hacer señales durante el día y la noche. También, en este vagón las tripulaciones guardaban sus objetos personales, y está diseñado de tal forma que permite que se pueda pernoctar y descansar en él.
Este caboose fue importado desde Estados Unidos durante el primer cuarto del siglo XX, por parte de la empresa norteamericana IRCA.
The Caboose, also known as the "last car" or the end of a train, was used so that the crew could monitor the train’s route while in motion. Inside were placed different signals and a worker who carried a red flag, (called the flag man), who was here in order to signal during the day or night. Also, in this car the crews kept their personal belongings, and it is designed in such a way that it allows them to spend the night and rest in it.
Erected by Museo del Ferrocarril de El Salvador.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 13° 42.109′ N, 89° 10.617′ W. Marker is in San Salvador. Marker can be reached from Avenida Peralta west of Bulevar Venezuela, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the grounds of the El Salvador Train Museum (Museo del Tren de El Salvador). A small admission fee is required. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Salvador 01101, El Salvador. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Class Railcar (here, next to this marker); Maintenance and Personnel (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Crane (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon (within shouting distance of this marker); El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy) (within shouting distance of this marker); The 800s Locomotives (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dr. José Matías Delgado (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); El Rosario Church (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.