Caboose?

Caboose?

Postby Arseny » Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:27 am

Hey! Is anybody here alive? :)

Does anybody know, what type of wagon is it?

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Is it caboose, or passenger wagon, or something else?
If caboose, why the "tower" on the roof is absent?..
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Re: Caboose?

Postby Bill Dixon » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:36 am

It could be a transfer caboose. They often did not have a cupola.

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Re: Caboose?

Postby Arseny » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:42 am

What does it mean - "transfer" caboose? In what service they are used?
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Re: Caboose?

Postby Bill Dixon » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:49 am

Arseny wrote:What does it mean - "transfer" caboose? In what service they are used?


In a city area where there were multiple yards they would use a transfer caboose on a train that was moving cars from one yard to another.

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Re: Caboose?

Postby scaro » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:18 am

i assume visibility wasn't an issue, hence no cupola. it was i think a legal requirement that a train have a back end crew, though they can't have had much to do on these runs.
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Re: Caboose?

Postby Arseny » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:18 am

Thank you guys
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Re: Caboose?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:33 am

Some early cabeese did not have a cupola, and some that did have a cupola had them removed after the advent of taller "high cube" boxcars out of safety concerns.
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wood caboose is ready!

Postby ART&DETAIL » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:44 am

Hi all,

today I get my last parts for the wood caboose and now we can started the production!!!

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PS: the nearest is at work!
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Re: Caboose?

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:51 am

I like your engineering/production decisions - the choice of materials for the various areas of the model. I'm doing the same thing on my U-Boat project - it's the only way to keep costs down.
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