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El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy)

 
 
El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy) Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
1. El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy) Marker
Inscription.  

El Niño Canillón.
Este coche es conocido por los ferrocarrileros como el "niño canillón", dado que su altura sobrepasa el de los demás coches.

De manufactura estadounidense, fue importado por la IRCA cerca de los años treinta, y lo convierte en uno de los coches más antiguos de la colección del Museo.

En el año 2006, tras un intento de reparación inconclusa, quedó sin ser usado.

English translation:
El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy)
This car is known by the railroad workers as the "tall boy", since its height exceeds that of other cars.

Manufactured in the United States of America, it was imported by the International Railways of Central America (IRCA) around the 1930s, making it one of the oldest cars in the Museum's collection.

In 2006, after an unfinished repair attempt, it was left unused.
 
Erected by Museo del Ferrocarril de El Salvador.
 
Location. 13° 42.129′ N, 89° 10.591′ W. Marker is in San Salvador, San Salvador.
El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy) Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
2. El Niño Canillón (The Tall Boy) Marker
The railroad car has been converted to a small snack shop.
Marker is on Avenida Peralta just west of Bulevar Venezuela, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on the grounds of the El Salvador Train Museum (Museo del Tren de El Salvador). A small admission fee is required. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Salvador 01101, El Salvador. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maintenance and Personnel (within shouting distance of this marker); Steam Crane (within shouting distance of this marker); Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Class Railcar (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cuscatlán Car or Presidential Wagon (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The 800s Locomotives (about 90 meters away); Dr. José Matías Delgado (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); El Rosario Church (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Salvador.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
A view north from near the marker at San Salvador and its volcano image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 14, 2019
3. A view north from near the marker at San Salvador and its volcano
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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