Caboose sighting

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Ralph, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    At 5:35 this afternoon I saw the last few cars of a mixed freight rolling through New Brighton Mn on the CN (WC) line at the diamond with the Minnesota Commercial Railroad. At the end of this train was an old SOO Line caboose. The white body was almost completely rust tinted but there it was!

  2. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    man,where was your camera!!!LOL,i always did like SOO lines color scheme...even if its oxide red now :thumb:.i always did wonder why they let there equipment go like that,its such a shame :cry: --josh
  3. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I now see the value of keeping a camera in the car. :) I wasn't railfanning at the time...just heading home from work and happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  4. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    That why my new cell has a camera in it! Even though it doesn't take as good pictures as my Sony digital camera. But it's a camera!

  5. Dakota train

    Dakota train Member

    old SOO caboose

    Hey Ralph, did it happen to look alittle like this caboose. I snap a picture of this one on a siding in Bismarck. It use to sit on a siding in Wilton were I live. But now the DMVW, local rr is repainting it. Got another pic of it with a primer coat on it.

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  6. Tommybza

    Tommybza Member

    I live close to the Indiana harbor Belt round house some good ones go threw there .then on the way to the City there is the N S and lots of coke express coal cars well get some up soon how do i enter a url immage ?
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    There's a tutorial on how to either upload pictures to the Gauge or to post a link to a picture. The tutorial is here:

    If you're still having problems, contact me or one of the mods and we can work with you.
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Dakota train,

    It was similar but thankfully the rust wasn't that heavy and you could make out the SOO logo. Glad to see the one you photoed is getting a face lift!
  9. Dakota train

    Dakota train Member

    New paint job

    Here's a pic of the soo caboose with a new coat of paint. i couldn't get a full shot of it. Heard through the grapevine its going to be a executive caboose.

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  10. Dakota train

    Dakota train Member

    More Soo Line Cabooses

    Found these cabooses the same day sitting on an old spur, owned by the same rr that just painted the other caboose.

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  11. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Sharp looking scheme on that repaint! I haven't seen the Soo Line caboose since I posted.
  12. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Hi guys, just got back from a scouting trip, and guess what I saw! Not one, but TWO cabooses! Going to some town in Indiana, I saw that a B&O cabose was put near a house on it's own little peice of track and looked nice. Then in another Indiana town (Brownsville?) there was two paralel tracks crossing the road into some industry, and place inbetween them off towards to the side was what apeared to be a yellow Chessie System caboose! I wanted to take pics of them but I didn't have a camera :) Then on the way back, I saw a unit grain hopper train go by, and two Ex-CNW covered hoppers were clearly distinguishable! What a strange occurance, but hey, I don't mind!
  13. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    As a TRUE PRR person would say

    Cabin Cars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

    I see ex-CNW covered hoppers quite often. Always patched, and for some reason I can't remember what to... NOKL? EEC (whatever that is)?
  15. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    I think it would be pretty cool to own a caboose and turn it into semi-permanent living quarters. I hear the major railroads will stick a personal car on the end of a train for a fee. A great way to see the countryside.
  16. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

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