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Conneaut in Ashtabula County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hopper Car and Caboose

 
 
Hopper Car and Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2013
1. Hopper Car and Caboose Marker
Inscription.  Hopper car and caboose donated by the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company to the City of Conneaut, Ohio in memory of those men of this community who contributed so much to the development of our country through the transportation of iron ore from the lake to the mills.

F. W. Okie, President
Bessemer and Lake Erie R.R.
Equipment located on site October 14, 1964

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 41° 56.987′ N, 80° 33.498′ W. Marker is in Conneaut, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Depot Street and Sandusky Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker and subject railroad cars are located on the Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum grounds, (former Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Passenger Depot), just east of the depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 363 Depot Street, Conneaut OH 44030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Time Ball Signal (a few steps from this marker); Nickel Plate Road Berkshire Locomotive No. 755
Hopper Car and Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2013
2. Hopper Car and Caboose Marker
(mounted on side of Bessemer and Lake Erie caboose #1825)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Reserve (approx. half a mile away); Conneaut Viaduct (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Western Reserve (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Western Reserve (approx. 1.9 miles away); PA-OH Border Monument (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Conneaut.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Conneaut Historical Railroad Museum
 
Also see . . .
1. Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad. The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad was a regional system based in western Pennsylvania that connected Bessemer, Pennsylvania with the Lake Erie port of Conneaut, Ohio and an interchange point with the Nickel Plate Road. The Bessemer is best remembered for the large volume of steel and steel-related traffic it handled. The road's history traces back to the mid-19th century and is integrally tied to ore, coal, and coke. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Caboose #1825 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2013
3. Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Caboose #1825
 

2. Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad (Wikipedia). The Pittsburgh, Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company was founded in 1897 by Andrew Carnegie to haul iron ore and other products from the port at Conneaut, Ohio on the Great Lakes to Carnegie Steel Company plants in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. On the return trip, Pennsylvania coal was hauled north to Conneaut Harbor. (Submitted on August 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Caboose #1825 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2013
4. Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Caboose #1825
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Caboose #1825 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2013
5. Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Caboose #1825
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Hopper #76857 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2013
6. Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Hopper #76857
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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