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Parksley in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Diner #6061

Eastern Shore Railway Museum

 
 
Diner #6061 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. Diner #6061 Marker
Inscription.  
Dining car #6061 was built for the Seaboard Airline Railroad in 1947 by Budd. It was used on the Seaboard Airline and Atlantic Coastline Railroads until Amtrack [sic] took over the passenger train service and renumbered it #8011. It stayed in Amtrack Service until 1986 when it was auctioned off to a private owner. It has been on the museum grounds since 1989 and the museum purchased the car in 2000.

The diner will seat 48 at one time and has a full stainless steel kitchen.

This car is in service and can be used for special excursions and used for special occasions on the museum grounds.
 
Erected by Eastern Shore Railway Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 37° 47.022′ N, 75° 39.187′ W. Marker is in Parksley, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Dunne Avenue just north of County Road T-1804, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18444 Dunne Ave, Parksley VA 23421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maintenance-of-Way Tool Shed (a few steps from this

Diner Car #6061 image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. Diner Car #6061
marker); The Hopeton Passenger Station (a few steps from this marker); Barber Shop Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad Tracks That Run Through Parksley (within shouting distance of this marker); This corner portion of the brick foundation (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Is Never Free (within shouting distance of this marker); Class X23 Box Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightweight Sleeping Car (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parksley.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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