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

Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car

 
 
Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
1. Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car Marker
Inscription.  Car was built by Pullman Standard at Pullman, Ill in December of 1950 as a part of an order for eight sleeping cars with 16 duplex roomettes and four bedrooms. Car was assigned to the Western Star, their secondary Chicago to Seattle train. With a capacity of 24 passengers plus the porter, the car saw service system wide.
The car was named "Augassiz Glacier" and was numbered #1182 during its entire career. Car was in regular daily service until the formation of Amtrak in April of 1971. Car may have been used in Burlington Northern business trains on one or two occasions and was retired in 1972.
It was donated to State of Wyoming in May of 1974 with the City of Douglas acquiring title in 1993.
 
Erected by Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 42° 45.514′ N, 105° 23.229′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Brownfield Road (County Route 61) near West Center Street (Business Interstate
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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. Union Pacific Railroad (UP) Double Deck Stock Car (a few steps from this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairmont Motor Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #5633 (within shouting distance of this marker); Good Roads Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad Passenger Depot (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.
 
Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
2. Great Northern Railway (GN) Sleeping Car
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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