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 Post subject: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:39 am 

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This recently came up for sale via Ozark Mountain. It is located in Kennebunkport Maine. Does anyone know more about the car? It's rough, but restorable if the steel is still good.

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Chris


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Perhaps someday..

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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:50 pm 

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Chris -

Just curious to know if any of these other LIRR wood center cupola cabooses are still in existence besides number 29.

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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:56 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:
Chris -

Just curious to know if any of these other LIRR wood center cupola cabooses are still in existence besides number 29.

Les


Hi Les. I believe one or two made it into preservation, I can't recall which group(s) has one. I'd like to up that number with this one.

Chris

UPDATE: #12 lives here: http://www.obrm.org/history/equipment-r ... 52-caboose

#14 also has a second chance: http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=164086, more here: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/caboos ... hack14.htm


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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:40 pm 

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Chris -

Thanks for the info on LIRR numbers 12 and 14. Interesting that these cars had full berths up in the cupola when built. Never seen that on a caboose before and I wonder if these Long Island cars were the only ones so built.

Hope a "savior" comes for LIRR #29.

Les


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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:27 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:
Chris -

Hope a "savior" comes for LIRR #29.

Les


Les, I'd like that savior to be me. The asking is a bit high, but they are open to negotiating. Transport as always will be the sticking point. I have the space and resources to "git 'er done" otherwise.

I'm thinking the orange color scheme...

C.


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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:37 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:
Chris -

Thanks for the info on LIRR numbers 12 and 14. Interesting that these cars had full berths up in the cupola when built. Never seen that on a caboose before and I wonder if these Long Island cars were the only ones so built.

Hope a "savior" comes for LIRR #29.

Les


The Lehigh Valley RR “Northeastern” cabin cars were all built with full berths in the cupola. (Or gig top as that area was known on the LV)
I spent a lot time up there deadheading back to Oak Island in the day.....

Keith


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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:52 pm 

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What a difference 10 years in the open makes. :(


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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:34 pm 

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This is one of two former LIRR cabooses at Seashore Trolley Museum. Back in the early days, one was used as an office and the other was a bunkhouse for members. The office caboose, I believe, was privately owned and later was the home of its owner.


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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:16 pm 

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I believe the steel and underside flooring is still structurally solid. Basically, it's neglect that has been taking a toll on the siding and roof.
Several LIRR center cupola cabooses remain. It would be nice to see this one added to the list.

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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:53 am 

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UPDATE: This car will not see the scrapper! I have negotiated its possession, and we are now working out the details for its move back home.

The wood is rough (ok, ROUGH) but the bones are still good.

Stay tuned!

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: LIRR caboose # 29
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:38 pm 

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twofoot wrote:
UPDATE: This car will not see the scrapper! I have negotiated its possession, and we are now working out the details for its move back home.

The wood is rough (ok, ROUGH) but the bones are still good.

Stay tuned!

Chris


Is it going back to Long Island?


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