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ATSF 99812 - Beaumont, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 30° 04.769 W 094° 05.521
15R E 394758 N 3328095
Quick Description: On display at the Port of Beaumont
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/23/2019 5:52:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMZYHP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 1

Long Description:
Port of Beaumont

"On May 18, 2018, the Port of Beaumont hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for their recently completed display, a restored Atchison Topeka Santa Fe (ATSF) caboose, once used in Southeast Texas by the Santa Fe Railroad.

Donated to the Port of Beaumont in 2010 by Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), it is one of the last CE-11 class cabooses to be purchased by the Santa Fe line, as cabooses were virtually eliminated from their trains in the early 1980’s. The restored caboose is one of 75 original members of the CE-11 class built by International Car Company in 1981 and one of the last purchased by BNSF. As technology advanced and laws changed, cabooses, which were primarily used to allow crewmen to monitor the hind-end of the train, became obsolete and found new homes in museums around the country.

The Port of Beaumont’s ATSF caboose has been fully restored by the Port maintenance department, a tedious process that took close to five years to complete.

Current Use:
Display


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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