Missouri Pacific Caboose - Bernie Avenue - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.977 W 072° 36.613
18T E 697561 N 4665450
Quick Description: This Missouri Pacific built caboose is located in the Bernie Avenue parking lot of the closeout store, The Final Markdown.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/5/2011 1:24:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMBCHF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 2

Long Description:
This Standard Steel Riveted caboose was built by Missouri Pacific in DeSoto, Missouri. The rivet design pattern identifies these cabooses and gives these cabooses a distinctive look. They were originally built with one brake wheel on the long end but the design was changed during the rebuilds of the 60s and 70s.

This caboose is located on a grassy plot in the Bernie Avenue parking lot of The Final Markdown closeout store. It's privately owned and greets visitors to the store. It periodically undergoes minor restoration, removal of graffiti, and gets repainted. It once belonged to the Guilford (Boston & Maine) Connecticut River Line.

Website that compiles a list of caboose locations. (visit link)
Current Use:
Business 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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