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Historical Markers and War Memorials in North Conway

 
Clickable Map of Carroll County, New Hampshire and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Carroll County, NH (33) Belknap County, NH (15) Coos County, NH (52) Grafton County, NH (130) Strafford County, NH (37) Oxford County, ME (2) York County, ME (52)  CarrollCounty(33) Carroll County (33)  BelknapCounty(15) Belknap County (15)  CoosCounty(52) Coos County (52)  GraftonCounty(130) Grafton County (130)  StraffordCounty(37) Strafford County (37)  OxfordCountyMaine(2) Oxford County (2)  YorkCounty(52) York County (52)
North Conway, New Hampshire and Vicinity
    Carroll County (33)
    Belknap County (15)
    Coos County (52)
    Grafton County (130)
    Strafford County (37)
    Oxford County, Maine (2)
    York County, Maine (52)
 
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1New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Ball Signal
This BALL SIGNAL was once located at WAUMBEK JUNCTION, a crossing of the Maine Central R.R. and Boston & Maine R.R. in the Town of Jefferson, New Hampshire. The signal was operated by a member of the train crew. One ball raised to the masthead . . . — Map (db m78692) HM
2New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose B&M 104391
This caboose, one of 500 similar units that once served on the Boston & Maine Railroad, was built by the B&M at their shops in East Fitchburg, Mass. in 1907. Many were later rebuilt with steel underframes, steel trucks, and full-width cupola. This . . . — Map (db m78324) HM
3New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose CV-4011
This caboose was built in the year 1910 at the Central Vermont Railway shops in St. Albans, Vermont. It later was modified with a steel underframe about 1925. Most of its 60 years of service were spent in southern New England on the Central . . . — Map (db m79065) HM
4New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Caboose Grand Trunk Ry. No 75953
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 . . . — Map (db m78684) HM
5New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Crossing Gate
Crossing Gates of this sort once protected busy road crossings throughout the United States. They were usually operated by a full time crossing tender, a man or woman that worked out of a small "crossing shanty" that offered some protection from the . . . — Map (db m78362) HM
6New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Flanger CV 4233
This unusual car has two air-operated flanger blades that drop down to remove snow from between the rails. The car is 34 feet long and weighs over 20 tons. The 4233 was built by the Erie Car Works of Erie, Pa. in 1891 for the Central Vermont . . . — Map (db m78337) HM
7New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Freight House
This freight house was built about 1872 by the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad. This building became the commercial center of the growing village of North Conway, as box car loads of supplies for the local merchants and farmers were . . . — Map (db m78344) HM
8New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Maine Central Instruction Car No. 2001
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 . . . — Map (db m78343) HM
9New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — North Conway 5˘ and 10˘ Store
North Conway 5˘ and 10˘ Store is listed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m78246) HM
10New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Roundhouse
Built Ca. 1874 by the Portsmouth, Great Falls, and Conway Railroad. For well over a century this sturdy old building, with its four stalls, has served as a shelter where locomotives can be repaired, serviced and stored. Over the years stalls have . . . — Map (db m78338) HM
11New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Schouler Park
By vote of the Conway town meeting of 1924 the $3,000 bequest of Dr. James Schouler was used to buy this land from the Boston and Maine Railroad. It was deeded to the town on express condition that it be used only for a public park, and named . . . — Map (db m78325) HM
12New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — The Railroad Station
In 1872 the tracks of the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad were completed to North Conway, and in 1874 the railroad built this magnificent building to serve as their depot and offices. Nathaniel J. Bradlee, a well-known Boston architect, . . . — Map (db m78859) HM
13New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — To Those Who Served in the World War
A memorial to those who served in the World War from North Conway, New Hampshire 1917 1919 — Map (db m78326) WM
14New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Water Standpipe
This device, erected in 1978, is used to fill a steam locomotive's tender tank with fresh water. The coal fire in a steam locomotive heats tremendous amounts of water to produce the steam that powers the train. The tender tank in Conway Scenic . . . — Map (db m79066) HM
15New Hampshire (Carroll County), North Conway — Wig Wag Signal
An approaching train sets this signal in motion, with the red disc swinging back and forth, the red lights flashing in sequence and the ringing of the warning bell. This obsolete machine, one of many similar ones that once guarded rural highways in . . . — Map (db m78361) HM
 
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