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CN caboose 79034 - Athabasca, Alberta, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bon Echo
N 54° 43.283 W 113° 17.211
12U E 352714 N 6066188
Quick Description: Recently restored and located next to a former CN railway station
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 6/1/2019 3:20:50 PM
Waymark Code: WM10NBN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
Former CN boxcar 79034 was constructed as a wood boxcar in March 1918 by "NSC" (presumably National Steel Car in Hamilton Ontario). It has was previously numbered as CN Box Car 402072 and CNR Box Car 80144. It was converted to an end cupola caboose in 1956.

The caboose was donated by CN in Edmonton to the Town of Athabasca in 1985. This is its third location in Athabasca, being moved to the current location in 2010.

Presently the caboose is on display beside the former CN railway station in Athabasca, Alberta. It was formerly used as a tourist information booth - it is unclear if the caboose is still used for this purpose.

Sources:
bytownrailwaysociety.ca/images/files/PreservedAB-SK-MB.pdf (visit link)
sites.google.com/site/railwaypreservationphotoindex/by-railroad/canadian-national (visit link)
athabascaadvocate.com/article/athabasca-set-to-spruce-up-its-old-caboose-20160112 (visit link)
Current Use:
Tourist Information booth


Type Of Caboose: Cupola, "Standard"

Visit Instructions:
Please visit the location of the caboose, brake van, or guard van, provide visit details through photo or narrative.
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