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

Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001

 
 
Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
1. Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 Marker
Inscription. In 1914 the Pullman Company built this all steel car as a 87 seat coach-smoker for the Maine Central Railroad. It started out as Maine Central No. 252, and was later renumbered 209 with seating capacity reduced to 73, with 11 seats in the smoking compartment, and 62 non-smoking seats. In 1955 the car was renumbered 2001 and converted into an Instruction Car that traveled from one end of the Maine Central Railroad to the other. At various yards and terminals employees gathered in the car, now set up as a classroom, to learn the latest in mechanical and operating rules and practices. The car included overnight accommodations for the Rules Examiner, with a kitchen, washroom and bunkroom making his life on the road that much easier. In 1985, after retirement by the Maine Central, the car was sold to Conway Scenic Railroad.
 
Location. 44° 3.174′ N, 71° 7.778′ W. Marker is in North Conway, New Hampshire, in Carroll County. Marker can be reached from Norcross Circle 0.1 miles west of White Mountains Road (U.S. 302). Touch for map. Marker is on the car at the Conway Scenic Railroad. Check for hours that the railroad is open to the public. The car is parked very close to the freight house. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38 Norcross Circle, North Conway NH 03860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
2. Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 and Marker
The car is at center, behind the yellow freight house, mostly hidden.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flanger CV 4233 (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Standpipe (within shouting distance of this marker); Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 (within shouting distance of this marker); Roundhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Caboose CV-4011 (within shouting distance of this marker); Wig Wag Signal (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossing Gate (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Caboose B&M 104391 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Conway.
 
Regarding Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001. The car is sitting on non-original trucks that are not functional, therefore it cannot be moved about the railyard. It is obstructing plans to board extra-long trains at the freight house. Railroad management desires a different home for this car.
 
Also see . . .  Conway Scenic Railroad. (Submitted on October 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
3. Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001
Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 25, 2014
4. Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001
The car is at right. The engine with the headlight and ditchlights on is at the station; note the twin towers of the station.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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