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Author:  70000 [ Sun May 21, 2017 1:28 pm ]
Post subject:  A long way from home

You don't normally come across preserved North American railway equipment on this side of the Atlantic, but I visited a museum here in the UK today which has a couple of Canadian items preserved there which you may not be aware of.

The museum is at Mangapps Farm, near Burnham on Crouch in southern Essex and the museums owner, John Jolly, has familly connections to Canada.

Firstly, he owns CP Caboose 434677, built in 1981 by the CP Angus shops. He bought it from a dealer in Fairfield, IA a few years back and it was shipped by rail to Halifax, NS, thence by ship to Liverpool and then roaded to the museum.

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It does see use occasionally carrying visitors on one of the lines within the site on special event days.

In addition, he has this CP Speeder

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There are also a selection of Canadian railwayana items displayed in part of an SNCF (French) 4-wheel ferry van.

The museum itself is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the UK

Author:  Dougvv [ Mon May 22, 2017 1:04 am ]
Post subject:  Re: A long way from home

Hi,

Thanks for the heads up.

It reminds me of the D&RGW caboose and a couple of cars at the failed American Wild West theme park in Japan.

Doug vV

Author:  70000 [ Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A long way from home

I went to the 30th Anniverary event at the Mangapps Railway Museum today and the former CP Caboose was in use carrying passengers on the spur line from the museum down to their front entrance gate.
Motive power was provided by a former British Rail 0-6-0 Diesel-Mechanical switcher dating from 1960...............
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Internally, the caboose is in "as withdrawn" condition, but appears to be complete with all fittings.
The 4-wheel flat wagon between the loco and caboose is the "converter wagon" which has a buckeye fitted one end, with a 3-link hook/chain coupling fitted at the other.

Author:  Connie4800 [ Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: A long way from home

I love when railway equipment finds it's way to other continents.

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