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Author:  JR May [ Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:03 pm ]
Post subject:  NYC Bay Window Caboose

The below ebay listing will take you to the sale of a NY Central (NYC) bay window caboose, #21044. It ended up as a Penn Central caboose and later as a Conrail caboose, always carrying the same #21044. Its a Class N-7B built in June 1963 at the NYC Despatch Shops up in East Rochester, NY.

In retirement it became a party room at the Mt Holly, NJ McDonalds and was modified accordingly. The interior is mostly stripped out, but what was done was to increase the size of the entry door for wheel chair access. The McDonalds has been renovated and the caboose was not part of the plan so it now resides at Allied Recycling here in south Jersey. Being a bay window caboose, the car can be moved on a trailer on its wheels without the need for a crane nor worrying too much about height.

Allied would like to find a proper home for the caboose and not cut it up. If some tourist line out there was looking for a quick way to add handicap accessibility to their operation, this would be a nice option. I have no connection to Allied other than an interest in seeing the caboose not turned into razor blades.

The link is as follows:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271393674709?ss ... 1423.l2649


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