Carona in Cherokee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Southern Pacific Bay Window Caboose
This Caboose was used by the Southern Pacific Railroad. Train crews lived in the caboose as the train traveled across the country. The bay window style allowed the crew to watch the train for any problems while riding. This caboose is on loan to the Heartland's and is owned by several club members.
Erected by Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 37° 16.632′ N, 94° 52.076′ W. Marker is in Carona, Kansas, in Cherokee County. Marker and caboose are at the Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club's Carona Depot Complex and Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6769 NW 20th Street, Scammon KS 66773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1932 Plymouth 0-6-0 Switch Engine (a few steps from this marker); Missouri Pacific Wooden Frame Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); West Mineral War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); 40 Cubic Yard DipperFire Bell (approx. 4 miles away); Miner's Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Star Cemetery / Borland Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carona.
Also see . . .
1. Heart of the Heartlands Railroad Club. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,109 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.