Forty & Eight Boxcar

Forty & Eight Boxcar (HMPVH)

Location: Seaford, DE 19973 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 38.659', W 75° 36.552'

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This car is one of 49 given to the American people by the citizens of France in thanks for aid rendered during and after World War II. Utilized for hauling military cargo during two world wars, they were known for their complement of "forty men - eight horses." The "Merci" or Gratitude Train was assembled by French veterans, who decorated each car with the coats of arms of the provinces of France. On February 12, 1949, the citizens of Delaware formally welcomed the gift-laden offering at a ceremony held in Wilmington. A statewide exhibition tour followed. The car is owned and maintained by the American Legion's Society of the 40 & 8, Voiture #1320
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Marker NumberSC-94
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 12:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 446984 N 4277483
Decimal Degrees38.64431667, -75.60920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 38.659', W 75° 36.552'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 38' 39.54" N, 75° 36' 33.12" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 248 N Front St, Seaford DE 19973, US
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