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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2010, 08:19:56 AM »
Photos of both cabeese from a road trip yesterday:
"Disko - NKP 1142, wood, cupola?, Siders & Son Gravel, Rt. 114, Wabash, County."

centered cupola, built by ACF 6/1909, used as an office, on truck is marked NKP, the other GN.

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Peru - PRR #?/PC #?/CR #?, steel, streamlined cupola, Circus Hall of Fame, 3422 Circus Rd., 2 mi. SE of town;
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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #61 on: March 10, 2010, 08:23:00 PM »
Wow! The last time I stopped by to see NKP 1142 they were painting it. Doesn't look like it is used as an office anymore.

Today I stopped by Macy to see - CRR 1081 to SBD 11081, steel, cupola, David Savage,  90 W. 1100 N., from TCRM, Nashville; No luck, found the address okay, but no caboose in sight.

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Indiana Cabooses - Ss
« Reply #62 on: March 10, 2010, 08:29:20 PM »
Hi,

Presented for your viewing pleasure and, os course, additions, comments, & corrections - the Ss:

Salem - MONON 81402 as NA&S 81402, wood, cupola, Depot Museum;

Schererville - C&O 90099/B&O C3050/903050, only B&O steel, cupola caboose, Tri-Town Safety Village;

Schneider - B&O 903726, steel, bay window, 1 mile north of town, east of US 41 (or Belshaw?);

Sellersburg - ACL/SCL? #?, steel, cupola, Haas Cabinets, West Utica Street, not visible from street;
                 - NKP #?/N&W #? as Southern Indiana Railway, Yard Office, address/location?;

Seymour - C&O 90159 rebuilt to C&O 903630, steel, cupola, Blish Milling Co., Rt. 50;

Sharpsville - N&W 518642/NS 555642, steel, cupola, Jim Richardson, Summer Place, Rt. 19, n. of town;

Shipshewana - PRR 477503, not 4783398?, PC 19389, steel, cupola, Galarina Art Depot, Depot & Main Sts.:

Smithville - L&N 6165, steel, bay window, "Railroad Museum", S. Fairfax & E. Scott Rds., poor condition;
               - L&N 6489, steel, bay window, as above;
               - SOU #?, as X4443, steel, bay window, from Rita's Pizza, Oakland City, IN, as above;

Spencer - NYC 19920, wood, cupola, Spencer Hardware & Lumber, SR 46;
             - PRR 477381/PC/CR 22993/CR 20067, steel, cupola, a cabin, 2819 Pottersville Rd., south of town;

Springville - ATSF 999061 to CSS 10002, steel, cupola, Minnix Storage, US 20, w. of SR 39, n. of LaPorte;
 
Steam Corner - N&W 518449, steel, cupola, Carol's Caboose B&B, SR 32, 1.5 mi. e. of US41, for sale?;

Sweetser - NYC 19545, wood, cupola, North Main Street, at PRR ROW, with 2 passenger cars.

There are about a half dozen questions, including 2 crummies with missing road numbers in Sellersburg!

Thanks, Roger
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Historic Indiana Cabooses - Ts & Us
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2010, 06:40:20 PM »
Hi,

The listings go on with the Ts & Us:

Tell City - N&W 518552, steel, cupola, Hoosier Southern spur, near SR 62, w. side of town;

Terre Haute - PRR 981741, wood, cupola, Class N6B, Wabash Valley Railroaders Museum;

Topeka - WAB 2773 to N&W 562773, steel, streamlined cupola, Depot, along Ohio River;

Trafalgar - B&O #? to IUR 131, wood, cupola, SR 44 & 135, n. of town, from Bean Blossom;

Union City - PC 18478 to CR 18478, steel transfer, Class N11, Depot Art Museum;

Union Mills - C&O 90826, as E (owner's last initial), wood, cupola, SR 39 & CR 1000.

Cheers, Roger

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses - Ts & Us
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2010, 10:37:44 PM »

Topeka - WAB 2773 to N&W 562773, steel, streamlined cupola, Depot, along Ohio River;


Not sure how the Ohio River got in here, Topeka is about 5 hours from the Ohio River.

The caboose is located on Main Street, between Indiana and Ohio Streets.

Howard

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Historic Indiana Cabooses - the Vs
« Reply #65 on: March 12, 2010, 02:35:44 PM »
Hi,

Here are the Vs:

Valparaiso - PRR/PC/CR #?, steel, cupola, Van-Jay Fireworks, US 30, 7 mi. w. of town (Deep River);

Vincennes? - RR? #?, steel, cupola, S. 6th St. Rd. & Gunclub Rd., moved or scrapped?  Location?
               
Vincennes? - replica, markings?, wood, cupola?, Betsey's Candle Shop (closed), 7 N. 1st St., for sale.

Lots of missing numbers for such a small list!  Does anyone have a photo of either or both Vincennes cabooses?  The one reported as "steel, cupola" was IDed as "NYC?", but NYC steel, cupola, cabooses are as rare as hens' teeth, so ...?

Thanks, Roger

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #66 on: March 12, 2010, 06:15:13 PM »
Drove past Caboose Lake Campground in Remington today and confirmed that there is now a third caboose there.

In addition to the two somewhat decrepit cabeese that have been there for some time, there's what appears to be a B&O transfer caboose. Condition appears to be significantly better than its neighbors -- paint even looked fairly fresh. It's not coupled to them, but is situated a hundred or so feet to the west. Visible from I-65 northbound, but tough to see. I'm glad I was able to hold the steering wheel straight ...

(I've enjoyed reading your list. Thanks for posting it here.)

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #67 on: March 12, 2010, 06:52:52 PM »
Hi,

The 3rd caboose at Caboose Lake Campground, Remington, IN, is wood, bobber, B&O C1720 which is "rebuilt" on rubber-tired trailer frame.

http://www.cabooselake.com/caboose.html

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« Reply #68 on: March 12, 2010, 07:01:49 PM »
Hi,

Somehow, I managed to delete the e-mail with the names of the owners and address of the very well restored steel, bay window, PH&D 51 caboose in Westville, IN.

If anyone has that information, please send it to me (again)!

Howard, was it you that sent the photo and info?

Thanks, Roger

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Historic Indiana Cabooses - Ws
« Reply #69 on: March 12, 2010, 09:58:20 PM »
Hi,

Here are the Ws and, effectively, the X-Y-Zs as well:

Wakarusa - ATSF 1627 to GTW 75018, steel, cupola, Caboose Store & Lock, SR 19, s. of town;
               - N&W 518193, once fake WAB 1917, wood, cupola, blt.'17, Wakarusa History Museum;
               - OWRR 41591, wood, cupola, 15" gauge, Old Wakarusa RR, Come & Dine Rest., SR 19;

Wanatah - NKP 1090/N&W 559090, as fake TP&W to fake MONON, wood, cupola, Museum;

West Terre Haute - C&O 90710, wood, cupola, built 11/24, John Kesler, North Thorpe Place;

Westville - PH&D 51, once PH&D 60 or 62?, steel, bay window, address?, from Walled Lake, MI;

Whiting - EJ&E 549, steel, cupola, Standard Diamond Baseball Complex, 1642 119th Street;
            - IHB 10, steel, transfer, as above;

Winamac - ERIE C301, CR 21126, steel, bay window, built 1953, Pulaski County Historical Society.

Not many questions on this final batch of the Indiana caboose alphabet marathon!

Thanks for all the help, Roger

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Re: Indiana Cabooses - Ss
« Reply #70 on: March 12, 2010, 10:40:05 PM »

Sharpsville - N&W 518642/NS 555642, steel, cupola, Jim Richardson, Summer Place, Rt. 19, n. of town;


Pretty sure this caboose was also CERA 555642.  Back when I was with Central, we had a pair of former N&W center cupola, non-wide vision cabooses.   One was sold locally to an individual along the CERA/WSRY - believe this is that car.    Other was renumbered to CIND 1111 (The Four Aces) and repainted into a rolling billboard for Lady Luck Casino in their unsuccessful attempt to land the casino license for Lawrenceburg IN; today it languishes as a heavy bad order in IORY's McCullough Yard in Norwood OH.

Sounds like there will be an addition to the S list - Sunman IN.  Word is there will be a former CR/PC transfer caboose (N11 class I think) brought in sometime in the next several months to be used as a breakroom for the railcar repair contractor there.   Once I get more info, I'll add it to the list.

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Re: Indiana Cabooses - Ss
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2010, 11:10:07 PM »
"... was renumbered to CIND 1111 (The Four Aces) and repainted into a rolling billboard for Lady Luck Casino in their unsuccessful attempt to land the casino license for Lawrenceburg IN; today it languishes as a heavy bad order in IORY's McCullough Yard in Norwood OH."



N&W 518571/CIND 1111/Lady Luck Casino 1111 is now at a tire company near a City Park, Mason, OH.

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Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2010, 03:55:37 PM »
Hi,

With the completion of the listing of known "captive" cabooses in Indiana, it is good to note that a number of hacks have been added to that list that were unreported until posted on this thread.  I thank all who participated in this exercise in cyber caboosing!

Earlier this year the "captive" cabooses in Kentucky were discussed on the Kentucky Railfan Yahoo group resulting in a well massaged listing of Kentucky crummies.  Any of you living in southern Indiana and anyone else on this discussion group that has an interest in the Kentucky caboose listing can get a copy for the price of an e-mail to caboose9 @ beyondbb.com.

Cheers, Roger, the See of Cortez

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses - Ws
« Reply #73 on: March 14, 2010, 08:55:15 PM »

Wakarusa -  OWRR 41591, wood, cupola, 15" gauge, Old Wakarusa RR, Come & Dine Rest., SR 19;


The owner of the Old Wakarusa RR died about 5 years ago and the railroad was sold.  The steam loco went to the Wisconsin Dells area and the rest of the RR went south--Mississippi I think it was.

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2010, 09:48:13 AM »
"I'll try to check out the Oaklandon one soon."

It was still there and for sale when I checked on it on January 26th.



"The McCordsville one is still in place as part of the barber shop, not for sale."

OK, I'll take the 'for sale?' off that entry.

Thanks, Roger

Oaklandon Caboose and the McCordsville Barber Shop Caboose. The price on the Oaklandon cab is $35,000 plus you haul it away. Seems rather steep to me.

The Barber Shop caboose has a generator hooked up underneath, an air hose connected to a compressor, and an air conditioner on the roof. Kinda neat actually. I may get my hair cut there sometime...


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« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2010, 10:44:53 PM »
Hi,

The following caboose is in need of a visit: NKP #?/N&W #?, as Southern Indiana Rwy Yard Office,
location?, Sellersburg, IN.

I've seen a photo of this car that shows much or most of the N&W data are
still on the side. Unfortunately, the angle of the shot and the detail of the
jpeg did not allow the reading the road number. I looked for this car during a
January caboosing trip to Indiana & Kentucky but I was unable to find it with no
real address or description of the location.

Do any of know the location of the car and are close enough to go check for the
N&W number? Or even have a photo to share that shows the number?

Thanks, Roger

Note: After viewing a more recent photo most or all of the data, on at least one side, has been covered in a coat of dull red paint, including the ACI panel!  I'd guess the N&W number is still visible on the center sill.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2010, 10:59:55 PM by caboose9 »

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #76 on: March 21, 2010, 01:55:37 PM »
Thought of one that you apparently don't have on the list.  A Southern bay window caboose is in Huntington on SR 5, just south of US 224.  I don't have the number.  Here's a link to the location:
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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #77 on: March 21, 2010, 03:45:39 PM »
indrr said, "I thought of one that you don't have on the list.  A Southern bay window caboose is in Huntington on SR 5, just south of US 224."



Hi,

I'll take your word for it and add it to the list, altough I didn't see a caboose just south of US 224.  Do you mean a 100'  south or a 1,000' south or ?

Hopefully somebody can get the street address and road number!

Thanks, Roger

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« Reply #78 on: March 21, 2010, 05:57:02 PM »
I'll take your word for it and add it to the list, altough I didn't see a caboose just south of US 224.  Do you mean a 100'  south or a 1,000' south or ?

Hopefully somebody can get the street address and road number!

Thanks, Roger
It's approximately 700' south of US 224, about 380' west of SR 5.  According to the Huntington Co. GIS, it is 1200 N Warren Rd.

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Re: Historic Indiana Cabooses
« Reply #79 on: March 21, 2010, 06:29:12 PM »
It's approximately 700' south of US 224, about 380' west of SR 5.  According to the Huntington Co. GIS, it is 1200 N Warren Rd.



I believe this is the one you are talking about, am I correct?

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=40.8636127&lon=-85.4715648&z=19&l=0&m=h
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