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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car

(MKT 920)

 
 
Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2015
1. Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car Marker
Inscription.  
Ordered from the American Car and Foundry Company in 1938, this car is one of the last heavyweight passenger cars built (181,700 pounds).

Originally built as a chair car that carried 52 passengers, it was rebuilt in the 1970's to a diner bunk car with 8 bunks and lockers plus a kitchen and bath with showers for the crew from Parsons Kansas to live in while cleaning up train wrecks.

Donated by Union Pacific Railroad

 
Erected by Fort Smith Trolley Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 35° 23.125′ N, 94° 25.795′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South 4th Street and Garland Avenue when traveling west. Marker and subject railroad car are located near the Fort Smith Trolley Museum parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South 4th Street, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Missouri Kansas and Texas 100186 Power Car (within shouting distance of this marker); A National Cemetery System
Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2015
2. Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car
(marker mounted on rail car • visible near right edge)
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Fort Smith National Cemetery (about 600 feet away); The Trail of Tears (about 600 feet away); William O. Darby (about 600 feet away); Address by President Lincoln (about 600 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Also see . . .  Pictures of MKT 100162. RR Picture Archive entry (Submitted on January 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2015
3. Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car
Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 18, 2015
4. Missouri Kansas and Texas 100162 Diner Bunk Car
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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