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"Caboose" in Rockaway Beach, OR
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Author:  ebtrr [ Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:53 pm ]
Post subject:  "Caboose" in Rockaway Beach, OR

Even the Pennsy never dreamed of portals this big:


It appears to ride on real freight car trucks. The opposite side had square windows that look plausible for a real caboose. So, what is it, really? A real caboose that has been butchered on one side, or a boxcar made into a caboose?

Author:  PMC [ Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: "Caboose" in Rockaway Beach, OR

Here is the end, it is along the OCSR apparently. Those curved grab irons weren't used on boxcars.

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Author:  VinylRailfan [ Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: "Caboose" in Rockaway Beach, OR

I have it as being a former BN caboose that has seen some modifications.

Here's a photo I found of the other side, which is the unaltered side

And a view of the altered side

It certainly has the right underframe to be an International Car EV caboose.

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