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LIRR C14 Caboose

Postby nyandw » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:02 pm

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LIRR C14 in 1985

1. This has a different paint color and "LONG ISLAND" "14" that varies from the restored version (below), smoke jack, hand grabs above the trucks, etc.
2. Anyone know the location of the photo above?

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Restored at RMLI Greenport, NY courtesy Don Fischer

3. Date?

#14 restoration Diagram/Photos: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/caboose/lirr14/lirrhack14.htm and Modeling Info
http://www.trainsarefun.com/modeling/lirrmodelingarticles.htm#C14%20restoration
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Re: LIRR C14 Caboose

Postby n2qhvRMLI » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:53 pm

The top photo was taken at the Valley Railroad, Essex, CT. At that time #14 was owned by a Mr. and Mrs. Sefert and they used it as their "motel" when they came to the Valley to work/volunteer. They had the hack painted inside in green and white, installed electric lights, cut down one cupola bunk and made a dining table area up there and had the exterior maintained in the dark red paint you see here.

Upon Mr. Sefert's death, the Railroad Museum of Long Island purchased the caboose and moved it to Greenport, restored it to its 1940's livery and dedicating it on 21 September 2002. Great care was taken by Bob "Ducky" Kaelin and Art Christian in researching the historic colors of the LIRR wooden caboose fleet of the 40's. These colors and text were painstakingly applied during the 2000 - 2002 restoration of the car. In 2015 the exterior of #14 was again stripped, primed and painted with two coats of Terra Red exterior oil base paint. This time a successful Eagle Scout Project of Greenport Scout, Connor Whittle and his Troop.

Today #14 is open to visitors and patiently awaits re-letering :-)

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August 2015, north elevation

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November 2015, south elevation: caboose #14, boxcar #759, JAWS VEE Plow W-83.
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Re: LIRR C14 Caboose

Postby RGlueck » Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:53 am

She's a beaut! Very good use of Boy Scout reliability to accomplish a restoration. It gives a sense of ownership and pride to youth, helps maintain the fleet, and saves labor and funding for the Museum.
Well done.
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Re: LIRR C14 Caboose

Postby nyandw » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:13 pm

Really nice and my hat's off to the Eagle Scout(s) for the excellent project concept and completion! :-) Thank you Don for your response to my photo inquiry.
Here's the project page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/caboose/lirr14/lirrhack14.htm

I can't wait to the see the final lettering? Please let us know. :-)
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Re: LIRR C14 Caboose

Postby scopelliti » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:50 am

Excellent timing. Just picked up a brass HO model on ebay. Stripped the old paint job off (seemed rather thick paint) and getting ready to repaint and add interior.
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Re: LIRR C14 Caboose

Postby nyandw » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:25 pm

Perfect.The photo interiors from Don Fischer and the interior diagram I did ( Gary Frakash input) should help! Let me know how it turns out. :-)
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