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Burlington Northern - Caboose 11680 - Galena, Kansas, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member veritas vita
N 37° 04.503 W 094° 38.533
15S E 354020 N 4104459
Quick Description: The Burlington Northern Railroad, extended vision caboose # 11680 is located alongside an old Missouri-Kansas-Texas, railroad depot. The MKT depot is alongside the current Mother Road alignment known as KS-66, in Galena, Kansas.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/12/2015 12:50:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMNGHN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
The Burlington Northern Caboose, is displayed, hitched to a Whitcomb shunting locomotive. There are steps up to the Caboose & Engine in order to view inside, during museum hours.

Your new waymark, Burlington Northern - Caboose 11680 - Galena, Kansas, USA., has been approved.

Info Courtesy of the Bean Team: "This particular caboose was originally a Frisco caboose with the reporting number SLSF 1705. St. Louis–San Francisco Railway (reporting mark SLSF), also known as the Frisco, was absorbed into the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1980."

"The Railroad (reporting mark BN) was a United States-based railroad company formed from a merger of four major U.S. railroads. Burlington Northern operated between 1970 and 1996.
Its historical lineage begins in the earliest days of railroading with the chartering in 1848 of the Chicago and Aurora Railroad, a direct ancestor line of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which lends Burlington to the names of various merger-produced successors.
Burlington Northern purchased the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway on December 31, 1996 to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (later renamed BNSF Railway), which was owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation. That corporation was purchased by Berkshire Hathaway in 2009[1] which is controlled by investor Warren Buffett." Text Source: (visit link)

The Galena Mining & Historical Museum is an interesting stop along Route 66. Occupying an old Missouri-Kansas-Texas, railroad depot.

This historic 1900 rail depot building has a new life, after being moved from the old 1926 Route-66 location, and moved to the its current position on the KS-66 alignment, and remodelled into the Galena Mining and History Museum, where you can step back in time.

"The Galena Museum at 319 W. 7th St. is located in a former Katy railroad depot. The depot was originally near the intersection of Front St. and Main St. (both on the original 1926 Route 66 alignment). In 1983 it was moved to it's present location by local businessman Howard Litch, the very same that got a 2001 park a few blocks away named in his memory.
The museum was opened on June 2nd, 1984 and contains mining and other historical items related to Galena Outside the museum engines and railroad cars." Text Source: (visit link)

Address of Icon:
319 W 7th St. Galena, KS 66739
Current Use:
MKT Museum display alongside Route 66.


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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