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Name this Chessie bay window caboose please

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Name this Chessie bay window caboose please
Posted by bibbster on Friday, May 05, 2017 3:23 PM

Most noteable are the angled windows on the bay window. What model is it and has anyone modeled one?

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, May 05, 2017 4:36 PM

That's a C-27A caboose. Built in 1980 by Fruit Growers Express. There were 94 cars built in this class, the last group to be purchased by B&O/C&O.

B&O numbered 904000-904093 and C&O numbers 904094 to 904159. Later they were transfered to CSXT.

The angled screen (stone-guard) tracks were supposed to serve two purposes. One to keep road dirt and grit from accumulating in the track and two, to help keep the screens from vibrating open if they weren't latched.

Overland made one in brass some years ago.

https://brasstrains.com/classic/Product/Detail/050768/HO-Brass-Model-Train-OMI-Overland-Models-C-O-Chessie-C-27A-Caboose-904098

Good Luck, 

Ed

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Posted by "JaBear" on Friday, May 05, 2017 4:42 PM
I think I shall call it “Bob”!!!Smile, Wink & Grin
 
Seriously, it’s a C-27A, and here’s a link…
 

Cheers, the Bear.

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Posted by CGW121 on Friday, May 05, 2017 7:55 PM

I think I shall call it “Bob”!!!Smile, Wink & Grin

Cheers, the Bear.

 

 

Well just Bob is not complete He needs  last name. I would suggust Burr. So his name would be Bob Burr.

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Posted by BRAKIE on Friday, May 05, 2017 8:21 PM

I think I shall call it “Bob”!!!

 

I can't repeat what we called those things since this is a family forum.You see we C&O men had our own mighty fine cabooses and didn't want nor need those stinking B&O designed cabooses.

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Posted by bibbster on Monday, May 08, 2017 8:35 AM

You guys are a hoot! Thanks for the information, and it looks like I'll be kitbashing one of them. Brass may as well be gold for the prices they command. Laugh

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Posted by steemtrayn on Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:11 AM

J. R. "Bob" Dobbs.

 

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Monday, May 22, 2017 2:54 AM

No creative safety slogan?  I have seen slogans on Chessie cabooses.  Unless it was added by the shop crews later on.

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Posted by BRAKIE on Monday, May 22, 2017 3:09 AM

ATSFGuy

No creative safety slogan?  I have seen slogans on Chessie cabooses.  Unless it was added by the shop crews later on.

 

 

Only 23 Chessie cabooses had those safety slogans.

Larry

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Posted by ATSFGuy on Monday, May 22, 2017 6:09 AM

Thanks for the info,

Those slogans may be funny, but it's teaching safety to you. Big Smile

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Posted by BRAKIE on Monday, May 22, 2017 10:41 AM

ATSFGuy

Thanks for the info,

Those slogans may be funny, but it's teaching safety to you. Big Smile

 

One of my favorites on the Chessie was a safety poster that read "Short cuts and unsafe acts leads to this: A picture of a casket.

Larry

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