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Greenville in Mercer County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bessemer Caboose #1985

 
 
Bessemer Caboose #1985 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2021
1. Bessemer Caboose #1985 Marker
Inscription.  
Built in 1956 by International Car Co., Kenton Oh
First used as #527 by Elgin, Joliet and Eastern RR
Caboose is a 40"- 4" class NE3 car
Leased by the Bessemer from 1966 to 1982
Used as a crew car in the Shenango yard
Retired in 1982
Note the yellow back up whistle above each coupler
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 41° 24.474′ N, 80° 22.877′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Pennsylvania, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 358) and Union Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker and caboose are located on the Greenville Railroad Park & Museum grounds. Marker is mounted at eye-level, beneath the cupola, on the north side of the caboose. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Main Street, Greenville PA 16125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Switch Stand (here, next to this marker); Wreck Train Chain (a few steps from this marker); Railroad Crossing Lights (a few steps from this marker); Bessemer Ore Jenny #20567
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(a few steps from this marker); Position Signal Light (a few steps from this marker); Štefan Banič (a few steps from this marker); Union Pacific Caboose #25437 (a few steps from this marker); Erie 40' Flatcar #8200 (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Greenville Railroad Park & Museum
 
Also see . . .  Bessemer & Lake Erie NE3 Class Cabooses.
The Bessemer & Lake Erie NE3 class cabooses were originally built by International Car Company in 1956 for sister U.S Steel road Elgin Joliet & Eastern, being numbered in the EJ&E 500-549 series. Starting in 1966, the B&LE leased nine such cars from the "J", renumbering them as B&LE 1981-1989. The Bessemer added a horn on the cupola roof, two red flashing lights on each end of the car, and a toolbox/spare knuckle box under the frame. The cars were painted in the Bessemers traditional red scheme.
(Submitted on February 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Bessemer Caboose #1985 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2021
2. Bessemer Caboose #1985
(backup whistle visible above coupler, attached to ladder)
Bessemer Caboose #1985 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2021
3. Bessemer Caboose #1985
(backup whistle visible above coupler, attached to ladder)
Bessemer Caboose #1985 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2021
4. Bessemer Caboose #1985
Bessemer Caboose #1985 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 15, 2021
5. Bessemer Caboose #1985
(marker is mounted at eye-level, beneath the cupola)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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