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L&N cabooses
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 9:15 PM
Does anyone have information on L&N cabooses? I would like to model a caboose, but I am not sure when they used the gray with red letters or the red with yellow letters schemes. I would also like to find data on measurements.

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L&N cabooses
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 9:15 PM
Does anyone have information on L&N cabooses? I would like to model a caboose, but I am not sure when they used the gray with red letters or the red with yellow letters schemes. I would also like to find data on measurements.

thanks
John
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 11:26 PM
http://bg.ky.net/historicrailroad/page33.html This link will take you to a very nicely restored L&N caboose.You could probably obtain good info by e-mailing their site.I hope this helps you.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 16, 2003 11:26 PM
http://bg.ky.net/historicrailroad/page33.html This link will take you to a very nicely restored L&N caboose.You could probably obtain good info by e-mailing their site.I hope this helps you.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:20 PM
Thanks for the info!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:20 PM
Thanks for the info!!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 18, 2003 12:34 AM
John,
Wood or steel ? The big woody and little woody (nickname for L&N's
wood caboose's) have been done in resin and brass. The L&N steel homebuilts
have been imported in brass.The Walthers bay window came out in L&N/FL gray.
Could be painted red with yellow lettering. L&N had a few northeastern cabooses
from TC and the ex Monon cabooses. Also check out the L&N Historical Society
for more information.
Harry

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 18, 2003 12:34 AM
John,
Wood or steel ? The big woody and little woody (nickname for L&N's
wood caboose's) have been done in resin and brass. The L&N steel homebuilts
have been imported in brass.The Walthers bay window came out in L&N/FL gray.
Could be painted red with yellow lettering. L&N had a few northeastern cabooses
from TC and the ex Monon cabooses. Also check out the L&N Historical Society
for more information.
Harry

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 16, 2003 12:03 PM
The L&N used the grey with red letters from the time these cabooses were built until about 1970, when the road adopted the red with yellow letters. This scheme would be the norm until the 1977 introduction of the Family Lines paint scheme. During the 1970's, some of these cabooses were renumbered into 2- and 3-digit number series to reflect their assignment to local or transfer service.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 16, 2003 12:03 PM
The L&N used the grey with red letters from the time these cabooses were built until about 1970, when the road adopted the red with yellow letters. This scheme would be the norm until the 1977 introduction of the Family Lines paint scheme. During the 1970's, some of these cabooses were renumbered into 2- and 3-digit number series to reflect their assignment to local or transfer service.
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Posted by Sperandeo on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 9:03 AM
Hi John,

Go to the menu bar at the top of this page and click on "Index of Magazines." Do a keyword search on "L&N caboose" and you'll find several entries.

And by the way, thanks for signing your name.

So long,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

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Posted by Sperandeo on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 9:03 AM
Hi John,

Go to the menu bar at the top of this page and click on "Index of Magazines." Do a keyword search on "L&N caboose" and you'll find several entries.

And by the way, thanks for signing your name.

So long,

Andy

Andy Sperandeo MODEL RAILROADER Magazine

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