Details for Sunshine Special's "Ellsmere" (Atlas Number 5367005153)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5367005153

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Marker Number 5153
Atlas Number 5367005153
Marker Title Sunshine Special's "Ellsmere"
Index Entry Sunshine Special's Ellsmere
Address US 377 N of Cresson
City Cresson
County Parker
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 631176
UTM Northing 3604745
Subject Codes railroads
Marker Year 1966
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Pate Museum of Transportation, from Cresson take US 377 north about 3.5 miles to museum.
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text One of most elegant private cars in the world when it was built in 1914 for the personal use of Dr. W.S. Webb, president of Wagner Palace Car Company. When New York Central's "20th Century Limited" express broke New York-Chicago rail passenger speed record in 1932, this was that train's rear car. Owned 1920-1961 by T. & P. Railway. Presented in 1962 to Fort Worth Children's Museum. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1966.