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Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:01pm »
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All:
 
When was the last time you can recall seeing a real, live, honest-to-goodness CABOOSE bringing up the rear of a freight?
 
It's been awhile, huh?
 
Who, amongst us "old hands", would have ever thought that the day would come when the faitful, oh-so-familiar caboose would be relgated to museums and memories?
 
To this day, I still cannot get used to seeing a little flashing box in the place of the faithful caboose.......no more friendly brakemen to return your waves!
 
So ingrained is the caboose, though, in popular American culture, that toy and model freight sets STILL include a caboose, many years since the real ones vanished from the rails of our Nation.
 
How many of us "oldsters" recall those halcyon days of railroading, when we couldn't wait to see the familiar caboose come clattering and rattling at the end of a lengthy freight, hoping to wave to a brakeman, and hoping he'd wave back!
 
Like heavyweight coaches, semaphore signals, forty-foot box cars, and interlocking towers, the humble caboose, like so many of the time-honored aspects of railroading as we knew it, have forever vanished down the echoing corridors of time, yet never to be forgotten.
 
Let us, then, pay homage to these humble, colorful, and intriguing little cars......
 
"H.F.M."


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #1 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:02pm »
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A brief history of the caboose......
 
http://www.up.com/aboutup/history/caboose/index.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #2 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:08pm »
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An excellent illustrated article from the SOUTHERN PACIFIC BULLETIN of January, 1962......
 
http://www.sdrm.org/history/caboose/caboosehist.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #3 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:12pm »
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An American railroad legend.....
 
http://www.american-rails.com/railroad-caboose.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #4 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:19pm »
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American Railway Caboose Historical Educational Society.......
 
http://www.arches.org


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #5 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:21pm »
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caboose

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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #6 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:28pm »
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Through the 1970's, the B&O operated an extensive freight and lighterage business on Staten Island; until 1971, it also operated the Staten Island Rapid Transit.
 
This charming 1954 view shows a B&O switcher with a caboose, passing through the SIRT station at Nassau......
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?88094


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #7 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:34pm »
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Another B&O "crummy" (lettered for the SIRT), seen at St. George, near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal complex (the vintage autos further date this nostalgic scene!)
 
I recall such scenes clearly from my younger days!
 
This once-busy yard, like the "cabeese" themselves, is long gone.....
 
http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?62992


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #8 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:40pm »
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Crummies, hacks, shacks, etc.......
 
http://www.northeast.railfan.net/rolling2.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #9 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:44pm »
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Restored E-L bay window #C372.......
 
http://www.whippanyrailwaymuseum.net/exhibits/equipment/cabooses/erie-lackawanna-bay-window


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #10 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:48pm »
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For the modeler.....
 
http://www.atlastrainman.com/freight/tmobwcaboose.htm


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #11 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:51pm »
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Interesting "overnight accomodations" for C&O fans.....
 
http://www.guestcaboose.com/


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:55pm »
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B&O/C&O/WM/CHESSIE caboose photo archive.......
 
http://www.hebners.net/caboose/bowm.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #13 on: Nov 25th, 2012, 11:58pm »
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Just bobbin' along.......
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dazon_blue/4193873450/


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #14 on: Nov 26th, 2012, 12:03am »
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Crummies.......
 
http://www.alpharail.net/cabooses/cabooses.htm


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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #15 on: Nov 26th, 2012, 12:08am »
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Early subsidiary cabooses of the UP.....
 
http://utahrails.net/caboose/caboose-wood-early-subsidiaries.php


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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #16 on: Nov 26th, 2012, 12:15am »
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SP bay windows.......
 
http://www.snowcrest.net/photobob/bc.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #17 on: Nov 26th, 2012, 12:19am »
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CONRAIL bay window gallery......
 
http://www.hebners.net/cr/crN10.html


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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #18 on: Nov 26th, 2012, 12:24am »
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Restoring a 1923 UP caboose.........
 
http://www.moffatroadrailroadmuseum.org/projectcaboose.html


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HARRY FOSTER MALONE ESQ
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Re: Those "Crummy" Days: Recalling "Cabeese"
 
« Reply #19 on: Nov 26th, 2012, 12:39am »
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The following is an excerpt from an undated (WW2-era) NYC ad:
 
"LAST, BUT NOT LEAST-THE CABOOSE"
 
".......this is a NYC caboose. Just a workaday little car. Yet, it's a FIELD HEADQUARTERS in one of today's most critical battles....the battle of transportation.......sometimes storms lash the platforms, and beat against the cupola windows.......sometimes fog and snow obscures the right of way.....but you'll find the men of the caboose at their posts....fighting to speed and safeguard those precious, heavy-laden cars ahead......"
 
Enough said......


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