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B&H caboose

Postby nydepot » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:32 pm

Anyone have the lineage of the ex-Erie B&H wooden caboose that is in Hammondsport? It's the one with the side door. Was that door added by the B&H or Erie? Thanks.

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Postby railwatcher » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:21 am

Where is the said caboose sitting, in Hammondsport?
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Postby nydepot » Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:59 am

It used to sit next to the B&H depot in Hammondsport (and shown on many postcards) but it now is at the Curtiss Air Museum just south of the village. It's viewable right from Rt. 54 as you pass the museum.

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Re: B&H caboose

Postby Matt Langworthy » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:32 pm

nydepot wrote:Anyone have the lineage of the ex-Erie B&H wooden caboose that is in Hammondsport? It's the one with the side door. Was that door added by the B&H or Erie? Thanks.


The caboose is ex-Erie #04651. She was a standard end-door type, but the B&H rebuilt the caboose into a side-door unit. The side door was for express and lcl service. The caboose served in that capacity until 1971.
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Postby TB Diamond » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:05 pm

A recent "History Detectives" episode on PBS featured a scene at the Curtiss Museum that included the B&H caboose in the background.
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Re: B&H caboose

Postby mlewalski » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:12 pm

The November 2007 issue of Scale Rails from the NMRA has an article on this caboose on page 30. It also contains drawings. The B&H definitely added the side doors.

Also, this is from my post from the topic "Bath & Hammondsport caboose #1" located here: http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=128&t=152932&start=15

I also found this info that may help any potential modelers (like me):
http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-08-05-02/eriecaboose-p25.jpg
http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-08-05-02/eriecaboose-p26.jpg
http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-08-05-02/eriecaboose-p27.jpg
http://www.railfan.net/lists/erielackphoto.cgi?erielack-08-05-02/eriecaboose-p28.jpg


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