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Hope in Hempstead County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Railroad Inspection Car

 
 
Railroad Inspection Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
1. Railroad Inspection Car Marker
Inscription.  
This two man inspection car was built in 1948 by Fairmont Railway Motors. Signalmen especially, relied on this motor car for transportation as they inspected signals, automatic switches and crossing gates.

Known for its light weight and easy handling on or off the rails, cars such as this could travel up to 50 miles per hour. Motor cars were phased out of service by the railroads in the late 1970's.

Loaned by Barry Higginbotham, Prescott, AR.

 
Erected by Barry Higginbotham.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 33° 40.144′ N, 93° 35.519′ W. Marker is in Hope, Arkansas, in Hempstead County. Marker is at the intersection of East Division Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling west on East Division Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 E Division St, Hope AR 71801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President William Jefferson Clinton (a few steps from this marker); Merchants Of Hope
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Catalpa Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Mail Pole (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); All Aboard (about 500 feet away); "I Still Believe In A Place Called Hope" (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Jefferson Clinton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Boyhood Home Of Bill Clinton (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hope.
 
Railroad Inspection Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
2. Railroad Inspection Car Marker
Railroad Inspection Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 6, 2020
3. Railroad Inspection Car Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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