Pere Marquette Railroad Caboose #A557 - Shelby Twp, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8
N 42° 40.877 W 083° 01.862
17T E 333597 N 4727423
Quick Description: Caboose is staged at the Shelby Township Municipal Offices hooked up to a locomotive display at 52700 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI 48316.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2022 5:28:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM15YFC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
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Long Description:
The caboose is currently hooked to Singer 1920 ALCO (Cooke) 0-4-0T. The caboose on display at the Shelby Township Municipal Grounds was used by the Pere Marquette Railroad for several decades. The exact construction date of the caboose is not known, but the caboose was in service until 1965.

The caboose was used as part of the Pere Marquette Railroad’s weighmaster train and served as the weighmaster’s office. This caboose traveled extensively across the Pere Marquette system, where a scale test car on the train was responsible for testing and calibrating scales in the railroad freight yards. -Source
Current Use:
Display at township office.

Type Of Caboose: Cupola, "Standard"

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