Merci Train Boxcar
is one of the French Boxcars of the French Merci Train sent to the
United States in 1949 as a Thank You token to the American people
for the Freedom Ship of food and clothing send to France in 1948.
car was filled with many articles of handicraft and heirlooms from
the French people.
is the kind of French boxcar that transported our men, horses and
equipment in France during World War I and appropriately marked
"40 Men or 8 Horses".
car was allocated to California and given to the 40/8 Society by
Governor Earl Warren and placed in Fresno as a war memorial.