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Oregon
Merci Train Boxcar

Located in North Bend, Oregon along the coast near Coos Bay (not to be mistaken for the larger city of "Bend" in the middle of the state).

1949 Merci Train Boxcar Oregon  
 

It resides in Simpson Park. Some gifts from the car are in the Coos Historical & Maritime Museum nearby.

1949 Merci Train Boxcar Oregon  
 

The boxcar arrived in Salem December 12, 1949. It was moved to the grounds of the Flavel House in Austoria in 1962 and moved to nearby Ft. Stevens State Park in August 1995. In July 2006 the boxcar was moved to its permanent home in North Bend along the Oregon coast.

1949 Merci Train Boxcar Oregon  
 

The car is maintained by Coos County Voiture #316.

Images here and above: Todd Schannuth, June 2010

1949 Merci Train Boxcar Oregon  
  Brochure available at the museum next to the car, 2010.  
  Seen here in Fort Stevens State Park, summer 1996. 1949 Merci Train Boxcar Oregon  
  The reverse side. 1949 Merci Train Boxcar Oregon  
 

The story of the Oregon Merci Boxcar.

Images here and above: Todd Schannuth 1996

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