Caboose Restoration

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Caboose Restoration
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 03, 2004 4:26 PM
whats your opinion on caboose restoration and preservation for public and privite use???[banghead][banghead]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 04, 2004 12:21 PM
I think it's great! It's always nice to see a caboose somewhere and it's certainly much better than sending them to the scrapyard! I don't see why anyone shold think otherwise. Of course, I don't like it when some people paint them up weird of really alter their outward appearence, which does happen sometimes, but is rare.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 04, 2004 12:29 PM
yes
its way better than a scrapyard. but the railroad history is being left in the past
i think more towns or people should restore the cabooses and sell to museums or puplic parks for all to see
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 10, 2004 7:04 PM
Well, the Museum around here was suffering from vandelism on the caboose they had, they gave it to the High School, and now it is in desperate need of restoration. whan I approached the school about how far deteriorated it is, they said "If it needs work YOU do it!." Its sad, but this is a case where the caboose will rot in place, collapse, dissapear, and no one but a little, no-name local will care.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 20, 2004 7:18 PM
I think caboose restoration is needed. I also believe the caboose being replaced by a red blinking light took the romance out of railroads. I grew up in a neighborhood within Columbus Ohio, very strange place to see one but somone had one in their backyard, I snuck over to play in it a time or two. I will have to check to see if it's still there.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 7:22 PM
A group of volunteers here in our little southern Ontario town are restoring an old CN caboose to its original 1938 condition. It was used as a hamburger emporium most recently. If you're interested, I'll try to find its history and more info on the restoration. I am told they have a second caboose they are using as scavenge parts. They are also putting up a wooden water tower and have already done a beautiful job of restoring our old railway station.

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