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Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Railroad Caboose

History of the Warrenton Branch

 
 
The Railroad Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 13, 2020
1. The Railroad Caboose Marker
Inscription.  For more than a century the railroad caboose was a fixture of the end of freight trains. The caboose provided a sheltered vantage point from which train crews could watch the cars ahead, cook and eat their meals, do their paperwork, and sleep after a long day on the rails. It was their home away from home. After many years, it became evident that new technology would slowly diminish the need for cabooses. Today, railroad crews ride in the locomotive and electronic devices monitor the train. The caboose is now a thing of the past.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 38° 42.644′ N, 77° 47.688′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is on Warrenton Branch Greenway just south of South 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 S 4th St, Warrenton VA 20186, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Turntable (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fauquier Times-Democrat (about 700 feet away); Hot Lead Line-O-Type (about 800 feet
The Railroad Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 13, 2020
2. The Railroad Caboose Marker
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away); Norris Tavern / The Warren Green (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Warrenton (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); "In Honor and Remembrance" (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrenton.
 
Dedication plaque in front of the caboose image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 13, 2020
3. Dedication plaque in front of the caboose
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Aug. 19, 2022