Cabooses

Cabooses

Postby Arseny » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:59 am

Am I right - until 1980s ANY freight train had to have a caboose with a crew as a "tail"?

If so, we need a lot of cabooses... :)
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Re: Cabooses

Postby Marquette » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:22 pm

Yes.

And, apart from a very few standard designs like the Northeastern type, every railway had its own unique design.
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Re: Cabooses

Postby sd80mac » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:21 pm

I'm partial to BN's International wide-vision cabooses and SP bay-windows (C-40-4 and newer).

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Re: Cabooses

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:51 pm

sd80mac wrote:I'm partial to BN's International wide-vision cabooses and SP bay-windows (C-40-4 and newer).

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I also love the GN/NP/BN wide vision crummies.
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Re: Cabooses

Postby Marquette » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:06 pm

If I had to pick favourites, I'd say that wooden cabeese especially, along with the KCS (I think?) and IC (I think?) outside-braced ones, as well as these ones which are unique to the BC Hydro Railway/Southern Ry of BC:

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Especially cool about these one is that they're still in regular service on Southern BC's freight trains! :)
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