Grand Haven in Ottawa County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Pere Marquette Auto Box Car No 72222
It was used for transportation of automobile parts, furniture, and general merchandise.
Later it was retired from service and used as a storage car in the Chesapeake and Ohio freight yard in Saginaw, Michigan.
It is presently used by the restoration crew members as a workshop, tool shed and equipment storage.
Donated by the Chessie System and restored by the West Michigan Railroad Historical Society of Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1984 and loaned to the City of Grand Haven.
Construction - all steel
Length - 51 ft.-8 in.
Width - 10 ft.-7 in.
Height - 15 ft.
Weight - 57,000 lbs.
Erected by Pere Marquette.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1946.
Location. 43° 4.049′ N, 86° 13.719′ W. Marker is in Grand Haven, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Jackson Street near North First Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Haven MI 49417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Pere Marquette Caboose No. A-986 (a few steps from this marker); Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive (a few steps from this marker); Grand Trunk Western Bridge Approach Signal (a few steps from this marker); Grand Trunk Western, Wood Caboose No. 77915 (within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Trunk Western Standard Coaling Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 5 Autoflag "Wig-Wag" Crossing Signal (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Akeley Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Haven.
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