Boxcar, builder ????, ca. 1910
Boxcar #2026 was built around 1910 for one of the Pennsylvania Lines as a class XL boxcar. It was acquired second hand by the Lake Superior & Ishpeming (LS&I) prior to 1926. Additional research is planned to uncover the original car number and build date.
Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad still operates out of Marquette, Michigan hauling iron ore from mines to Great Lakes ships.
LS&I boxcars #2026 and #2011 were transported to Mid-Continent Railway Museum in 2007 after museum volunteers had located them in Upper Michigan a few years prior and targeted them for preservation. The two cars had been privately owned and stored on an isolated piece of track behind the original LS&I depot in Ishpeming, MI for 40 years. While #2011 was purchased by Mid-Continent, #2026 is privately owned by a museum member. Both cars were intact and in good condition. The two boxcars were transported to the museum aboard three flatbed trailers, arriving on July 19, 2007.