Voiture 1116 40 ET 8

Voiture 1116 40 ET 8

During World War I the capacity marking stenciled on French box cars (voitures) was "40 et 8" -- forty men (hommes) and eight horses (chevaux). "Forty and eight" became a symbol of comradeship among American veterans of that era. In 1920 a Philadelphia group of American Legionnaires organized the first Society des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux. Soon there were chapters across the nation. In 1933 this chapter, "Voiture 116-40-et-8," was chartered in Genesee County.
photo of Voiture 1116 40 ET 8

Registered Site L1166
Erected 1985

Location: G-3255 East Mount Morris Rd.
Mt Morris, Genesee County

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