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Douglas in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fairmont Motor Car

 
 
Fairmont Motor Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
1. Fairmont Motor Car Marker
Inscription.  Built as Fairmont Model M-19 series AA, Group 4, serial #217980. Originally sold to the Union Pacific Railroad and later sold to and used by the Colorado & Southern as a track inspection car, probably by track foremen based in Casper.
Little history is available on this unit. It was transferred to the City of Douglas by the State of Wyoming in 1993.
 
Erected by Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 42° 45.529′ N, 105° 23.24′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Brownfield Road (County Route 61) near West Center Street (Business Interstate 25), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Brownfield Road, Douglas WY 82633, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center (here, next to this marker); Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car (here, next to this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car
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(a few steps from this marker); Good Roads Club (a few steps from this marker); Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad Passenger Depot (a few steps from this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #5633 (a few steps from this marker); Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago & Northwestern Railway (C&NW) Steel Sheathed Wooden Day Coach (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center which also houses the Douglas Chamber of Commerce and the Converse County Tourism Board.
 
Fairmont Motor Car and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
2. Fairmont Motor Car and Marker
Fairmont Motor Car image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
3. Fairmont Motor Car
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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