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Road Pictures of Cabooses

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 8:58 PM

gmpullman

 

 
Track fiddler
Does that look safe? Whistling

 

I dunno?  Will it withstand 100 MPH winds?


 

 

Well, you did say you wanted Road Caboose photos? Here's a caboose on the road!

 B&O_Caboose2_Mid by Edmund, on Flickr

That Peterbilt is actually on the old B&O right-of-way through Middlefield, Ohio.

 B&O_Caboose_Mid by Edmund, on Flickr

The "brakeman" had to ride the roof to keep wires from snagging.

Cheers, Ed

 

 

LaughLaughLaughLaugh

Okay Ed you get the cookie.

That is the best road Caboose I have ever seen in my life.

 

When I said Road pictures of Cabooses,  I meant when you're traveling down the road on a road trip and you turn around on your way past a caboose and your wife says what the hell are you doing.

You turn around on the highway and go back to take a picture of a caboose.

So there you have it.  Road pictures of cabooses, but Ed my friend you get the cookieBowLaugh

Missouri last year around Christmas timeLaughLaughLaugh

You guys keep me alive and well.. I swear to God you doLaugh


 

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Posted by gmpullman on Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:19 PM

Track fiddler
So there you have it.  Road pictures of cabooses, but Ed my friend you get the cookie

— When I said Road pictures of Cabooses,  I meant when you're traveling down the road on a road trip and you turn around on your way past a caboose and your wife says what the hell are you doing.

Thanks, TFYes

I posted some caboose photos while the poor things were still working for the railroad, not "retired" yet.

Glad you like the photos of the caboose ON the road Beer

 ERIE_04967 by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by Track fiddler on Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:35 PM

That's a nice picture of you and your wife standing by the Erie caboose there Ed.  You both look a little cold. 

I liked all the Caboose pictures you posted,  so there you goSmile, Wink & Grin

 

 

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Posted by Erie1951 on Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:10 AM

Ed, that's a great shot of an old wood-era Erie caboose. Thumbs Up I have a model of one that I built from a kit by Quality Craft IIRC.

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Posted by BRVRR on Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:41 AM

Here is a photo of a restored (former NYC) CSX Caboose taken near Cleveland Browns Stadium in 2009.

Remember its your railroad

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:06 PM

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Branson Missouri early morning December 25th 2018

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:29 PM

A locomotive on the top of my Judy's head is way better than any caboose.  You got to love her.  I almost got to drive that locomotive that day but not quite, almost only counts in horseshoes

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Posted by Medina1128 on Sunday, September 15, 2019 6:53 PM

This is the caboose here in town getting a fresh coat of paint by members of a local church.

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:13 PM

Welcome to Lincoln, Nebraska —

 IMG_4570 by Edmund, on Flickr

 IMG_4569 by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 7:34 PM

Medina1128

This is the caboose here in town getting a fresh coat of paint by members of a local church.

 

Sweet!  I like thisSmile, Wink & Grin

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:07 PM

Here is a brand new picture. I just saw this one today in Hahira, Georgia.

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Look at those dead palm trees. Why would they plant palm trees in Georgia... this isn't South Florida. Leave the palms where they belong.

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Just settled into the hotel in Atlanta. In Nashville next week.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:28 PM

???  The heck with the Palms.  Do you have French dressing to put on your salad?Laugh

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:45 PM

SeeYou190
Look at those dead palm trees. Why would they plant palm trees in Georgia... this isn't South Florida. Leave the palms where they belong.

T'ose trees airen't dead, old chap!  They're merely poining for the soil in Florider.

(Apologies to Monty Python......tough to write with a British accent.)

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 16, 2019 4:04 PM

I should have called this thread Who's CabooseLaugh

Branson Missouri December 25th, earlier morning right before the other caboose, kitty corner across the road from our hotel.

 

TF

 

 

Wayne you're a Brit.  The guy I do a lot of subcontracting for is a Brit.  If I talk to him too early in the morning his accent is so heavy I can barely understand what he's saying.

His parents live somewhere fancy in England not too far from David Gilmour and know him as an acquaintance.

I guess Dave is a pretty laid-back guy and was talking to Darren's parents telling them how his pool guys would come over and he would pay them for a full day just to sit around and socialize before they finally got to doing his job.

Apparently the pool guys were there and ready to go to work.  Dave enjoyed their company and just needed some good people to talk to for a while.

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:20 PM

Here is a brand new picture.

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I saw this caboose today at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga.

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:33 PM

I saw this one in Canon City, CO.  It is an ice cream shop.

 

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Posted by York1 on Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:38 PM

Two Rivers State Park in Nebraska has 10 of these UP cabooses, which are set up to rent for overnight stays.

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, September 22, 2019 6:36 AM

B&O C-2124 at the Painesville, Ohio NYC depot. Every bit of wood has been replaced on this caboose as it was torched by vandals back in 2006 Crying

 BnO_C2124 by Edmund, on Flickr

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Posted by OldEngineman on Sunday, September 22, 2019 10:48 PM

You can get a hot dog at this caboose at the New Milford (CT) railroad station:

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, September 22, 2019 11:45 PM

Track fiddler
...Wayne you're a Brit.....

Oy'm no ruddy limey now, am I?  I mean, I speak English (and spell it, too), but I'm actually a Can-knucklehead. Smile, Wink & Grin

I did have a Cockney uncle, though, and I don't recall understanding anything he ever said....nice bloke, though.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 23, 2019 6:39 PM

Oh come on now Wayne, with that Uncle of yours and all this Brit text here.  You don't have just a little twist of English accent up there in Canada?Laugh

Oh come on now Ah..... just a little bit?Whistling

 

 

TF

 

 

Oops,  I almost forgot to add a Caboose.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, September 23, 2019 7:13 PM

Track fiddler
...You don't have just a little twist of English accent up there in Canada?....Laugh

Don't fergit, in Can-uh-da, we also god da Québecoise (Kay-beck-quaw) and doze guys don't god no Hanglish hack-sent, eh? 

Trute-be told, I t'ink dat hall-most any ax-ent give a voice some care-ack-ter.

Regional accents and dialects, at least for folks speaking some form of English which we can understand, abound in the U.S. and Canada.  The American friends that I visit definitely have discernible accents and I'm sure that my Canadian English has an accent noticeable to them, too.  

Despite the apparently common useage here in Canada, I haven't ever called a caboose a "van".  We have moving vans (parked ones, too) and mini vans, camper vans, and vans called shaggin' wagons, too, but everything shown in this thread looks like a caboose to me.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 23, 2019 7:22 PM

LaughLaughConfusedSmile, Wink & Grin

Three weeks or so ago in Wisconsin.  Definitely one of my favorites.  I may have posted it twice might reflect that fact.

I forgot which town again but Terry knows,  it is some town in Northern Wisconsin and Wayne, you forgot to post your cabooseWhistling ....... don't forget to post your cabooseLaugh

 

 

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, September 23, 2019 7:27 PM

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...and Wayne, you forgot to post your caboose

Yeah, it must've come uncoupled.

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Posted by Track fiddler on Monday, September 23, 2019 7:47 PM

A Runaway Caboose is never a good thing Wayne.  

You better go across country on your horse and try to retrieve that.

Judy and I just watched that episode of Little House on the Prairie the other night.

Charles Ingalls did ride across country on his horse really fast and did retrieve that Runaway Caboose his kids were inYes

 

 

TF

 

 

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Posted by Track fiddler on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:00 PM

I found one more caboose in Duluth left from my pics.  I think I'm fresh out of cabeese.

I better hit the road again soon.  I could use another road trip.  Those road cabooses are all over out thereWink 

Hopefully you guys have some more.  Noting like a good caboose.  Enjoyed them all here.  Thanks for sharing your pics.

 

 

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Posted by Motley on Thursday, September 26, 2019 4:13 AM

doctorwayne

 

SeeYou190
Look at those dead palm trees. Why would they plant palm trees in Georgia... this isn't South Florida. Leave the palms where they belong.

Wayne

 

 
LOL I was just laughing so hard I almost spit my coffee all over my laptop! Hey maybe they can plant palm trees in Colorado too?
 
Ok so I wasn't really a caboose fan before. Now all of sudden because of this thread, I want a caboose! Just ordered this little guy.

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Posted by mobilman44 on Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:12 AM

Back in the early '90s, while driving around Colorado, I spotted a residence that was two cabooses back to back.  One was a D&RGW (yellow) and the other ATSF (red).  They were set up nicely and frankly they were beautiful!

To the best of my recall this was outside Durango, again about 1991 or so.  I did take a pic (film camera) but can't locate it to show here.

Has anyone else seen that ?

ENJOY  !

 

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Posted by Motley on Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:45 PM

mobilman44

Back in the early '90s, while driving around Colorado, I spotted a residence that was two cabooses back to back.  One was a D&RGW (yellow) and the other ATSF (red).  They were set up nicely and frankly they were beautiful!

To the best of my recall this was outside Durango, again about 1991 or so.  I did take a pic (film camera) but can't locate it to show here.

Has anyone else seen that ?

 

 
Wow that is really cool. Was it like this? Now I want to buy this one too.

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Posted by mobilman44 on Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:18 PM

Yes, a yellow D&RG and red ATSF back to back...... I also recall they had plexiglas (I assume it wasn't regular glass) that enclosed the adjoining "porches" to keep the weather out.  

ENJOY  !

 

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