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Woodmere hack?

Postby ConstanceR46 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:37 pm

I'm very intrigued by the existence of frames for a hack on 730 West Broadway, Woodmere. The property, which is now a plumbers office, included a offset-cupola hack up until the 1990s, when the structure deteriorated. Now the interesting part is they built over the frame instead of getting rid of it.

Is there any ID to this hack?
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby MADDOG » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:50 pm

Ah, yes. The "spice of Life" restaurant. The food was really good.
I hope that you can find any info.
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:49 pm

Okay, so apparently LIRR C-93, a former IC hack, was part of a restaurant in Westbury located at 649 Old Country Road in the late 70s. Could this perhaps have been purchased by The Spice Of Life and moved there, or does anyone have an alternate fate for it?
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby nyandw » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:51 pm

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Westbury, NY at the Little Red Caboose Restaurant, 1975-76. Photo: Tim Darnell 1975-76. C-93 IC #9847 Built: 1941 Acquired: 1/72
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby Kelly&Kelly » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:21 pm

From what I recall, I don't believe that was the Spice of Life caboose. I believe theirs was wood?
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby ConstanceR46 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:23 pm

Great, now i have 2 hack resturants to track down!

It being wood makes this even odder, as i don't think the LIRR or PRR had hacks with end cupolas made of wood.
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby trainspot » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:44 pm

The C-93 was not the Spice of Life caboose. I have a picture if it & will post it here when I can.
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby trainspot » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:16 pm

Kelly&Kelly wrote:From what I recall, I don't believe that was the Spice of Life caboose. I believe theirs was wood?


You are correct! And here is my photo of it. I darkened it so you can read "Spice of Life" in the logo:
http://trainspot.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5063845
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby nyandw » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:48 pm

trainspot wrote:The C-93 was not the Spice of Life caboose. I have a picture if it & will post it here when I can.


Correct, I never indicated it was. C-93 was posted as "Westbury, NY at the Little Red Caboose Restaurant" with the ex-IC LIRR version posted below it for comparison...
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby nyandw » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:03 am

trainspot wrote:
Kelly&Kelly wrote:From what I recall, I don't believe that was the Spice of Life caboose. I believe theirs was wood?


You are correct! And here is my photo of it. I darkened it so you can read "Spice of Life" in the logo:
http://trainspot.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=5063845


Interesting, are those truss rods under the body, or added plumbing piping for HVAC? Could this be a ex-IC LIRR hack with a new exterior added (stud walls, wood, insulation, electric, new window locations, etc.) to meet restaurant code? I raise this issue as it has a IC look and cheap to obtain (for the owners)as the LIRR sent them to scrap or C96 to SIRT.
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby ConstanceR46 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:08 am

That photo helps me a ton.

Honestly, being wooden, in the NYC Met. area, having an offset cupola, the window layout and the bogies seem to narrow it down to a circa-1910 NYC Standard Caboose. See NYC 19211 for comparison - i think it's the exact same class.
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby trainspot » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:16 am

ConstanceR46 wrote:That photo helps me a ton.

Honestly, being wooden, in the NYC Met. area, having an offset cupola, the window layout and the bogies seem to narrow it down to a circa-1910 NYC Standard Caboose. See NYC 19211 for comparison - i think it's the exact same class.


That looks to be a perfect match!
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=2584296
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Re: Woodmere hack?

Postby nyandw » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:06 pm

Nice, Eureka!
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