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Caboose #2994

 
 
Caboose #2994 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 18, 2012
1. Caboose #2994 Marker
Inscription. The caboose was built in 1970 by the International Car Company of Kenton, Ohio. It operated on the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad until 1972 when the G,M & O merged with the Illinois Central Railroad forming the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. In the early 1980s the Caboose was repainted into an ICG color scheme and renumbered.

In 1985, the Gulf & Mississippi Railroad was formed to operate in Mississippi and Alabama. Being acquired by the Gulf & Mississippi, the Caboose was repainted and renumbered again. It operated in this capacity until 1988 when the Mid-South Railroad took over the GMRS system and operated as SouthRail. During this time, Caboose #2994 was put on permanent display here in Corinth and was repainted to fit the Mid-South color scheme. In the early 1990s, through efforts by local citizens, the Mid-South Caboose at Corinth was restored to its original color scheme and number.
By Darren Doss

Crossroads Museum Historic Depot Corinth MS

2006 Restoration efforts made possible by the following: Alcorn County Board of Supervisors, Larry McCollum, John C. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Hull Davis in honor of their grandchildren, and Corinth area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Caboose Hours:
Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
For Information inquire
Caboose #2994 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, January 18, 2012
2. Caboose #2994 Marker
inside the Museum or at 662-287-3120

 
Erected by Crossroads Museum.
 
Location. 34° 56.035′ N, 88° 31.336′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is on North Fillmore Street north of Wick Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of Caboose. Marker is at or near this postal address: 221 North Fillmore Street, Corinth MS 38834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Troops at Corinth (within shouting distance of this marker); "A beehive of activity..." (within shouting distance of this marker); Corinth Panorama -- 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); View Toward Batteries Robinett and Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Tishomingo Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); "Decision at the Crossroads" Corinth: October 4, 1862 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corinth (about 400 feet away); Site of the Corinth House Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
 
Also see . . .  Crossroads Museum. (Submitted on September 1, 2017.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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