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Arcade in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Caboose #303

 
 
Caboose #303 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
1. Caboose #303 Marker
Inscription. This wooden side door caboose was acquired by the Arcade & Attica from the Susquehanna & New York Railroad. It was one of only three cabooses the railroad ever owned. It served as the conductor's office on trains until the mid 1960's. The side baggage doors made loading mail and freight much easier.

This early 20th century caboose is on loan from the family of Earl R. Rule. Mr. Rule purchased the caboose in 1980 from the Arcade & Attica Railroad. He spent many hours restoring the caboose so that people could enjoy and appreciate this historical piece of railroad history. Our thanks to the Rule family, who has allowed us to include this caboose in our railroad equipment display. Thanks also to the Village of Arcade for allowing us to have our display in their property.
Friends of the Arcade & Attica, volunteer organization to benefit the Arcade & Attica.
 
Erected by Friends of the Arcade & Attica Railroad.
 
Location. 42° 32.074′ N, 78° 25.43′ W. Marker is in Arcade, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Church Street 0.1 miles north of West Main Street (New York State Route 39). Touch for map. Marker, caboose, engine, and box car are on an isolated display track parallel to the
Continuation image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
2. Continuation
active track. They are in a parking lot behind the businesses on the north side of West Main Street - NY Route 39. Access the public parking area from Church Street off of West Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Arcade NY 14009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Box Car #411 (a few steps from this marker); Locomotive #110 (a few steps from this marker); 1941 1945 In Honor and Memory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Frame House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Upper Cattaraugus Valley (approx. 2.9 miles away); Springville and Sardinia Railroad (approx. 3.6 miles away); Former Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Salem Welsh Church (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcade.
 
Also see . . .  Arcade & Attica Railroad. (Submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Caboose #303 & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
3. Caboose #303 & Marker
Caboose #303 Access image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
4. Caboose #303 Access
Inside Caboose #303 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
5. Inside Caboose #303
Inside Caboose #303 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
6. Inside Caboose #303
Opposite Side Caboose #303 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 19, 2015
7. Opposite Side Caboose #303
Backs of downtown businesses in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 3, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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