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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Douglas in Converse County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Wooden Caboose

 
 
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Wooden Caboose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
1. Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Wooden Caboose Marker
Inscription. The oldest piece in the display, the car was built by the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in the company shops at Plattsmouth, Nebraska in 1884 at a cost of $1023 as a mainline freight caboose. It was rebuilt and modernized with new brake equipment in 1912 as a branch line caboose for use on branch lines in Nebraska and Kansas. Car was numbered #14140 during its service life. In its current branch line configuration, the car was used as sleeping quarters at the end of branch lines by the train crew. There is no evidence that the car was ever used in service through Douglas.
This caboose was restored in the Burlington's shops at Havelock, Nebraska in the winter of 1958 and arrived in Douglas in April of that year. The City of Douglas took possession from the State of Wyoming in 1993.
 
Erected by Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center.
 
Location. 42° 45.555′ N, 105° 23.246′ W. Marker is in Douglas, Wyoming, in Converse County. Marker is on Brownfield Road (County Route 61) near West Center Street (Business Interstate 25), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Brownfield Road, Douglas WY 82633, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Wooden Caboose and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 18, 2015
2. Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Wooden Caboose and Marker
distance of this marker. Chicago & Northwestern Railway (C&NW) Steel Sheathed Wooden Day Coach (a few steps from this marker); Good Roads Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairmont Motor Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific Railroad Baggage Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #5633 (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) Dining Car (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglas.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center which also houses the Douglas Chamber of Commerce and the Converse County Tourism Board.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 12, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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