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Pere Marquette Auto Box Car No 72222

 
 
Pere Marquette Auto Box Car No 72222 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 20, 2004
1. Pere Marquette Auto Box Car No 72222 Marker
Inscription. Built in December, 1946 by the Ralston Steel Car Co. in Columbus, Ohio.

It was used for transportation of automobile parts, furniture, and general merchandise.

Later it was retired from service and used as a storage car in the Chesapeake and Ohio freight yard in Saginaw, Michigan.

It is presently used by the restoration crew members as a workshop, tool shed and equipment storage.

Donated by the Chessie System and restored by the West Michigan Railroad Historical Society of Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1984 and loaned to the City of Grand Haven.

Specifications:
Construction - all steel
Length - 51 ft.-8 in.
Width - 10 ft.-7 in.
Height - 15 ft.
Weight - 57,000 lbs.
 
Erected by Pere Marquette.
 
Location. 43° 4.049′ N, 86° 13.719′ W. Marker is in Grand Haven, Michigan, in Ottawa County. Marker is on Jackson Street near North First Ave. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Haven MI 49417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pere Marquette Caboose No. A-986 ( a few steps from this marker); Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive No. 1223 Class N-1, 2-8-4 Berkshire Type
Pere Marquette Auto Box Car No 72222 image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, October 20, 2004
2. Pere Marquette Auto Box Car No 72222
( a few steps from this marker); Grand Trunk Western Bridge Approach Signal ( a few steps from this marker); Grand Trunk Western, Wood Caboose No. 77915 ( within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Trunk Western Standard Coaling Tower ( within shouting distance of this marker); Grand Trunk Depot ( approx. 0.3 miles away); Central School ( approx. half a mile away); Grand Haven ( approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Haven.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,128 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2008, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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