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Arcade in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Box Car #411

40 Ft. long, 3056 cubic ft. capacity

 
 
Box Car #411 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
1. Box Car #411 Marker
Inscription.  An important car on all freight trains during the early years of railroading was the "box car". These cars were used to carry any type of freight, either in cartons or in bulk. Today, most box cars have been replaced by trailer containers on flat cars. #411 is an all steel type built for the Baltimore [&] Ohio Railroad in 1927. Purchased by the Arcade & Attica in 1967, it was used to transport products for the Bordens Co. of Arcade to many places around the U.S.
 
Erected by Friends of the Arcade & Attica Railroad.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 42° 32.079′ N, 78° 25.427′ W. Marker is in Arcade, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Church Street 0.1 miles north of West Main Street (New York State Route 39). Marker, box car, engine, and caboose are on an isolated display track parallel to the active track. They are in a parking lot behind the businesses on the north side of West Main Street - NY Route 39. Access the public parking area
Box Car #411 & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
2. Box Car #411 & Marker
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from Church Street off of West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arcade NY 14009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caboose #303 (a few steps from this marker); Locomotive #110 (a few steps from this marker); 1941 1945 In Honor and Memory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Frame House (approx. 2˝ miles away); Upper Cattaraugus Valley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Springville and Sardinia Railroad (approx. 3.6 miles away); Dedicated to Our Veterans (approx. 3.8 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcade.
 
Also see . . .  Arcade & Attica Railroad. The A&A RR has been running excursion trains every year since 1962. (Submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Box Car #411, Marker & Locomotive #110 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
3. Box Car #411, Marker & Locomotive #110
The box car is displayed between a caboose and locomotive #110.
Opposite Side of Box Car #411 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
4. Opposite Side of Box Car #411
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.

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