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North Conway in Carroll County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Caboose B&M 104391

 
 
Caboose B&M 104391 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
1. Caboose B&M 104391 Marker
Inscription. This caboose, one of 500 similar units that once served on the Boston & Maine Railroad, was built by the B&M at their shops in East Fitchburg, Mass. in 1907. Many were later rebuilt with steel underframes, steel trucks, and full-width cupola. This is the only existing B&M caboose with the narrow cupola and combination steel & wood 8' wheelbase trucks. The 104391 was sold to the Belfast & Moosehead Lake R.R. in Maine in 1954, and was retired by that road in 1968. The car is 42' long and weighs 23 tons. Owners: Robert Allen of Epping, N.H.
 
Location. 44° 3.219′ N, 71° 7.827′ W. Marker is in North Conway, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from Norcross Circle 0.1 miles west of White Mountain Road (U.S. 302). Touch for map. Marker is on the caboose at the northern end of the railyard of Conway Scenic Railroad. It is the northernmost of the cabooses in the yard. The marker is on the "wrong" side of the caboose, away from the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway NH 03860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caboose CV-4011 (within shouting distance of this marker); Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 (within shouting distance of this marker);
Caboose B&M 104391 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
2. Caboose B&M 104391 and Marker
Flanger CV 4233 (within shouting distance of this marker); Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water Standpipe (about 500 feet away); Roundhouse (about 500 feet away); Wig Wag Signal (about 600 feet away); Crossing Gate (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Conway.
 
More about this marker. Check Conway Scenic Railroad hours open to the public. The caboose is privately owned. The railroad is private property. There are other cabooses here.
 
Regarding Caboose B&M 104391. The caboose is in rough condition.
 
Also see . . .  Conway Scenic Railroad. (Submitted on October 26, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Caboose B&M 104391 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
3. Caboose B&M 104391 and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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