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Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953

 
 
Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 14, 2014
1. Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 Marker
Inscription. This 23 ton caboose is owned by John Egan of Largo, FL and formerly of Gorham, NH. The car was built about 1915 by Central Vermont Railway in their shops at St. Albans, VT. About 1930 it was transferred to the affiliated Grand Trunk Railway.

John Egan, a long time conductor on the Grand Trunk spent many long days, nights, and miles working and living in the caboose on its runs between Portland, Maine and Island Pond, Vermont. The caboose was retired from service in 1972 and John retired in 1988.
 
Location. 44° 3.188′ N, 71° 7.815′ 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 on the grounds of Conway Scenic Railroad. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Flanger CV 4233 (a few steps from this marker); Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); Caboose B&M 104391 (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Standpipe
Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2014
2. Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roundhouse (about 300 feet away); Wig Wag Signal (about 400 feet away); Crossing Gate (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Conway.
 
More about this marker. Mr. Egan died in 2011.
 
Also see . . .  Conway Scenic Railroad. (Submitted on November 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 - The Middle Caboose image. Click for full size.
By Alexander Schwarzmueller, October 31, 2014
3. Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953 - The Middle Caboose
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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