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Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654

 
 
Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2010
1. Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654 Marker
Inscription.  This Norfolk & Western caboose was given to the City of Burlington by Norfolk Southern Railway in 1993. It is symbolic of the railroad roots of the North Carolina Railroad town of Company Shops (1866) which became Burlington in 1893. The caboose was painstakingly restored in 2006-2007 and is now a museum depicting life aboard a train as it was when a caboose rolled behind every freight.

Available for guided tours by appointment
Call the Burlington Recreation & Parks Department
Monday - Friday 336.222.5030
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 36° 5.638′ N, 79° 26.151′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker is on West Webb Avenue (NC Highway 87), on the left when traveling west. The marker is located behind the historic railroad depot. Across Highway 87, and within sight of the caboose is the Burlington Amtrak Railway Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South Main Street, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 2010
2. Norfolk & Western Caboose #518654 Marker
Johnston Moves West (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Alamance (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Hill Cemetery - Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dentzel Carousel (approx. 1.2 miles away); J. Spencer Love (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pioneer Plant (approx. 1.2 miles away); Henry Jerome Stockard (approx. 1.7 miles away); Providence Church & Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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