Depot, Caboose and Signal tower

Depot, Caboose and Signal tower (HM1MN2)

Location: Creston, IA 50801 Union County
Country: United States of America
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N 41° 3.029', W 94° 22.964'

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Burlington Northern Railroad donated the depot, caboose and signal tower to the complex. The depot was originally in Lucas, Iowa and later moved to Brooks, Iowa to our west. It was not uncommon to move buildings such as this on flat cars to other locations. The depot was used [to] purchase tickets and arrange for transportation for items to be bought or sold, and send messages via the telegraph. If you are from the Creston [area] you will probably recognize the signal tower. It was located on the Elm St. railroad crossing and was used to spot incoming trains so the crossing arms could [sic] be lowered. The caboose of course was the home to many brakemen on their train trip. You can see they had all the comforts of home including bathroom, lavatory, ice box, stove and Bed
HM NumberHM1MN2
Placed ByUnion County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 383797 N 4545282
Decimal Degrees41.05048333, -94.38273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.029', W 94° 22.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 1.74" N, 94° 22' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)641
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Stone St, Creston IA 50801, US
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