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Locomotive Refueling

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Posted by BRAKIE on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:39 PM

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BRAKIE
Actualy the caboose will go to caboose service track to be cleaned and service..

 

I can understand that, especially if the caboose had holding tank for the privy.  Not sure if they did, just kind of speculating.

Mike.

 

Mike,The older caboose dump on the roadbed much like a passenger car.The more modern cabooses had holding tanks that was supposed to be clean out after every trip.

However..

I would hazard a guess and say the majority of the caboose commodes was used to store extra fusses  and some tools.

The reason being you had no  privatcy and of course the lingering smell.Dead

Larry

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