Private rail car "Grand Isle" - Shelburne Museum, VT
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere
N 44° 22.468 W 073° 14.012
18T E 640731 N 4914982
Quick Description: The private rail car for the Governor of Vermont.
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2009 11:15:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM7N7X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
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Long Description:
The private rail car "Grand Isle" was built around 1890 by the Wagner Palace Car Company, and presented to the Governor of Vermont, Edward C. Smith by the company's president, Dr. William Seward Webb.

The Shelburne Museum purchased the Grand Isle in 1960, and performed a restoration, supervised by Dr. Watson's grandson. It is displayed at the relocated and restored Shelburne Railroad Depot, hitched behind Locomotive 220. The interior of the car is paneled in Mahogany, and the appointments are sumptuous.

Dr. Webb also had a private car closely matching this one, named "Ellsmere".

Read themuseum webpage or the Wikipedia article.

Type of train car: Private passenger car.

Location: The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

Price (In local currency): Adults: $20 for 2 days

Interaction allowed: yes

Visiting hours: From: 9:00 AM To: 6:00 AM

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