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Great Northern X??? - Oroville, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 56.177 W 119° 26.336
11U E 321390 N 5423239
Quick Description: Part railway museum, part history museum and part visitor centre, the Old Oroville Depot Museum is THE place to stop to discover the story of the town of Oroville.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2019 5:21:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMZYQB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
In a yard at the rear of the museum are more, larger, artefacts, including, a weird lumber carrier, several pieces of agricultural equipment, a number of smaller railroad and farm related items and this retired Great Northern caboose very likely fraudulently numbered X202.

We say"fraudulently" because both Great Northern Empire and RR Picture Archives insist that X202 is a 1941 wood sided caboose living in Medford, OR. Mind you, each of these listings are from ten to fifteen years old, but this is not a wood sided, standard vision caboose, but a steel sided, wide vision caboose.

Railway Preservation tells us that, given its age, or lack thereof, this caboose may once have been a Burlington Northern unit. In any event, had we been aware that this was NOT X202 when we visited the museum, we would have asked a few more questions.

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Current Use:
Museum Display


Type Of Caboose: Extended Vision

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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