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« Reply #80 on: March 21, 2010, 07:04:54 PM »
Hi,

Does anyone have a decent estimate of how long C&O 903321/BGFX 1971, the RV caboose, been parked in Greencastle, IN?  Is it hooked to any utilities in its current location?

Its home is/was Milwaukee, WI, but I'm wondering if that has changed or did it just winter in Greencastle?

Thanks, Roger

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« Reply #81 on: March 21, 2010, 08:35:06 PM »
I was through there a few weeks ago, and it hasn't moved.  No visible connections that I could see to any utilities.  I think its just sitting there in 'storage'.

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« Reply #82 on: March 21, 2010, 08:43:23 PM »
CSX_CO said, "I was through there a few weeks ago and it hasn't moved.  No visible connections that I could see to any utilities."


Who owns the spur/siding it's sitting on?

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #83 on: March 21, 2010, 10:22:11 PM »
My guess would be CSX. It's just across the tracks from the Monon Diner.

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« Reply #84 on: March 21, 2010, 11:43:27 PM »
My guess would be CSX. It's just across the tracks from the Monon Diner.

Actually, I think that track was built special for that caboose.  From what I remember, someone (perhaps the caboose owner?) paid CSX to install a switch and small section of track for the caboose to sit on.  Probably cheaper in the long run then paying CSX storage fees on a small section of track.

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« Reply #85 on: March 22, 2010, 10:58:03 PM »
CSX_CO said, "I think that track was built special for that caboose."


Hi,

What should I list as an address or location for this caboose?

Thanks, Roger

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« Reply #86 on: March 22, 2010, 11:46:43 PM »
Probably just list it the same as the Monon Restaurant it sits next to.  814 N. Jackson sound right?

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« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2010, 09:33:57 PM »
Hi,

While this is a question about a caboose in Illinois, I suspect there are a number Indiana railfans within an hour or so of this car and a fair number of eastern Illinois railfans currently on this list.

The caboose is an ICG car reported as #199355 and it is used during the summer as an ice cream stand at the Flossmoor Station Pub & Restaurant, Flossmoor, IL.  I'm told that the number is still visible on the center sill. 

The reason I'd like to have the number checked is that there is an ICG caboose owner in Stanley (Owensboro), KY, who claims he too has #199355.

Thanks, Roger, Cortez, CO

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« Reply #88 on: March 28, 2010, 02:50:46 AM »
I took the Metra Electric from University Park, IL to Millenium Park Station in Chicago today and saw the caboose in question from the train.  The caboose is indeed a ice cream shop.  However, the caboose has been painted over with advertising for the business and is no long in road paint. There are no numbers or identifcation marks that can be seen from a distance.

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« Reply #89 on: April 11, 2010, 08:22:27 PM »
Hi,

I have a bunch of questions about PH&D cabooses that I'm hoping somebody will be able to answer.  I'm told that there were 2 ex-Pere Marquette wood, cupola, cabooses on the PH&D roster.  Are the PM &/or PH&D numbers known?  Were these sold or scrapped when the brand new steel #51 & 52 came along?

When #51 & 52 were renumbered to #60 & 62 which one became #60?  Was there a way the current owners of #51 in Westville, IN,  idententified it as such or did they just like #51 better than #52?  Is PH&D #?, steel, bay window, caboose still for sale in Walled Lake, MI?

I had the address for the car in Westville, IN, but I inadvertantly deleted that e-mail!  Does anybody have the address?

Thanks for any help you can give on the above details, Roger
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Re: Historic Illinois Caboose
« Reply #90 on: April 11, 2010, 08:25:48 PM »
Hi,

The correct number for the IC/ICG caboose in Flossmoor, IL, that I asked about is #199655, *not* #199355 as previously reported to me.

Cheers, Roger

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #91 on: May 14, 2010, 08:03:02 PM »
I noticed this past week that the caboose at Siders and Sons Gravel in Disko is gone. Anyone know of its fate?

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« Reply #92 on: May 15, 2010, 07:51:54 PM »
NKP 439 as N&W 557539, steel, bay window, behind 1200 N. Warren Rd./SR 5, s. of US 224, Huntington, IN.  Not a SOU Ry car as reported.
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« Reply #93 on: May 15, 2010, 11:14:47 PM »
NKP 439/N&W 557539, steel, bay window, behind 1200 N. Warren Rd./SR 5, s. of US 224, Huntington, IN.  Not a SOU Ry car as reported.
That's great to hear of another NKP caboose survivor.  I really thought it was in Southern paint, but it's been many years since I've really taken a good look at it.  Thanks for the correction!
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« Reply #94 on: May 16, 2010, 03:40:23 PM »
indrr wrote, "It's great to hear of another NKP caboose survivor."



Steel, bay window, NKP 435/N&W 557535, with no markings or trucks, is for sale at the north end of the stub of S. Meridian Ave., SE of the I-72 exit at Niantic, IL.  It was once displayed in the Niantic Village Park.  Roger

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« Reply #95 on: July 05, 2010, 11:41:45 AM »
" N&W 518571/CIND 1111/Lady Luck Casino 1111 is now at a tire company near a City Park, Mason, OH.

CIND 1111 is stored at Indiana & Ohio's McCoullugh Yard. CIND 1111 has a serious truck issue(possibly a cracked bolster) so its going no where anytime soon.

I Photographed it yesterday(July 4, 2010) along with DT&I Caboose #123
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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses - the Is, Js, & Ks
« Reply #96 on: September 10, 2010, 04:32:59 PM »
Hi,

Indiana towns that start with the letter L that have cabooses:

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Lapel - GTW 75060 to CI&W 75060, steel, transfer, 1000 W. & Rt. 32, west of town;
        - PRR #? to Central Ind. X41, wood, bay window, outside braced, Nancy's Grocery, gone to?

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There are a few questions in this group, including 5 cabooses with uncertain or unknown locations.

These listings do not appear to be drawing much in the way of additions, comments, &/or corrections so I may stop with the Ls or, *possibly*, the Os, at the most.

Thanks, Roger


I saw this image of what looks like a caboose at the end of the track in Lapel. Is the caboose you refer to above?

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« Reply #97 on: September 11, 2010, 07:33:07 AM »
inprinter wrote: "I saw this image of what looks like a caboose at the end of the track in Lapel. Is the caboose you refer to above?"


Hi,

It looks like it's a transfer caboose so it could be.

Thanks, Roger


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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #98 on: September 11, 2010, 06:49:15 PM »
Yes that is probably the same transfer caboose languishing at the end of line on the CI&W track. Somewhere I have a picture of it from about 4 or 5 years ago almost hidden in the weeds. Jay

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #99 on: January 11, 2011, 09:48:11 PM »
I was though my Ex-home town today  of Linton. You can take off the PRR Caboose 477118 off your list. The city off Linton has taken a cutting torch to her. They remove the trucks and cut a 1/3 of end off so far. It had some sill roit, but could have been repair by a good museum shop.
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