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Sachse in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Sachse Caboose

 
 
The Sachse Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, April 29, 2020
1. The Sachse Caboose Marker
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Union Pacific RR 25613, Class CA9, was built by the International Car Company of Kenton, Ohio in April 1967. This caboose provided a place for the conductors, switchmen, and brakemen to stay while the train was in transit. During the mid-1960s, all cabooses were discontinued by the railroads because of high maintenance, safety issues, and the new electronic switching equipment. This caboose was retired by Union Pacific RR on December 26, 1990, and moved to this site on June 19, 1996. The purchase and relocation of Union Pacific RR 25613 was a collaborative effort between: the Sachse Historical Society, Sachse Chamber of Commerce, Sachse Economic Development Corporation, Sachse Lions Club, Sachse Assembly of God Church, and the City of Sachse. The caboose was used as the first office of the Sachse Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as an extension of the Sachse Historical Society Museum. Since the move to Sachse, it has become a landmark and reminder of the role the Gulf Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad played in the establishment and building of the City of Sachse.
 
Erected 2017 by Sachse Historical
The Sachse Caboose and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, April 29, 2020
2. The Sachse Caboose and Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 32° 58.62′ N, 96° 35.718′ W. Marker is in Sachse, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from 5th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sachse TX 75048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Sachse Cemetery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sachse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Rowlett (approx. 3.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Murphy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Wylie (approx. 4.1 miles away); Brown Cottage (approx. 4.2 miles away); Thomas and Mattie Brown House (approx. 4.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Wylie (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sachse.
 
The Sachse Caboose image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, April 29, 2020
3. The Sachse Caboose
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 2, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 2, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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