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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:55 pm 

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The beat goes on! Jason Ciastko joins Mark in the effort!


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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:42 pm 

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Here's a photo of the finished car.


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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:16 pm 

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Nice job on the boxcar! What do you guys use the GTW transfer caboose for?


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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:37 pm 

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NS 3322 wrote:
Nice job on the boxcar! What do you guys use the GTW transfer caboose for?


After GTW 75072 was first repainted, and before we had the flat cars converted to open air cars, we put some seats on the platforms and used it on our trains. After the flat cars were converted, it was used for a while as a "shop" to sell various non-railroad "knick knacks" of various types by one of the wives at the museum. Not particularly succcessful. The car is currently used for storage. I'd like to see it used for railroad displays, but that hasn't happened.

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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:02 pm 

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Les Beckman wrote:
NS 3322 wrote:
Nice job on the boxcar! What do you guys use the GTW transfer caboose for?


After GTW 75072 was first repainted, and before we had the flat cars converted to open air cars, we put some seats on the platforms and used it on our trains. After the flat cars were converted, it was used for a while as a "shop" to sell various non-railroad "knick knacks" of various types by one of the wives at the museum. Not particularly succcessful. The car is currently used for storage. I'd like to see it used for railroad displays, but that hasn't happened.

Les


Thanks for the information Les! I've always wanted to ride in one of those. Unfortunately every railroad museum that has one uses it for storage or MOW.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:02 pm 

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The Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, GA has a transfer caboose you can ride behind. It is Southern Railway XC7871.


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 Post subject: Re: PRR X50B box car getting new paint at HVRM
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:06 am 

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The Monticello Railway Museum in Monticello, IL also has a rideable transfer caboose. It's ex-Illinois Traction Company but I can't remember the number. To my knowledge you can ride it at Railroad Days every September because they use it for their caboose hop operation.

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