Depot, Caboose and Signal tower
Burlington Northern Railroad donated the depot, caboose and signal tower to the complex. The depot was originally in Lucas, Iowa and later moved to Brooks, Iowa to our west. It was not uncommon to move buildings such as this on flat cars to other locations. The depot was used [to] purchase tickets and arrange for transportation for items to be bought or sold, and send messages via the telegraph. If you are from the Creston [area] you will probably recognize the signal tower. It was located on the Elm St. railroad crossing and was used to spot incoming trains so the crossing arms could [sic] be lowered. The caboose of course was the home to many brakemen on their train trip. You can see they had all the comforts of home including bathroom, lavatory, ice box, stove and Bed
Erected by Union County Historical Society.
Location. 41° 3.029′ N, 94° 22.964′ W. Marker is in Creston, Iowa, in Union County. Touch for map. Marker is on the caboose at the Union County Historical Village in McKinley Park, about 400 feet west of the intersection of McKinley & Stone Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Creston IA 50801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln No. 5 School (a few
Also see . . .
1. Union County Historical Village, Creston IA. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Burlington Route Historical Society. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Communications • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.