B&M caboose Southborough, MA

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B&M caboose Southborough, MA

Postby atsf sp » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:43 pm

I was riding the Worcester train and I saw this B&M caboose in Southborough, MA. What is the history of this caboose and how did it get there? Heres a pic. I'm sorry about the slight blur but the train was at speed.
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Re: B&M caboose Southborough, MA

Postby truman » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:13 am

If it has a road number and assuming its the real one, not just a number someone slapped on it, I could see what I can dig up.
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Re: B&M caboose Southborough, MA

Postby atsf sp » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:50 pm

Sorry I didn't get the number.
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Re: B&M caboose Southborough, MA

Postby bmcdr » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:43 pm

That is definately not an ex B&M caboose, it does however, look like an ex Central Vermont van based on a Canadian National type.
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Re: B&M caboose Southborough, MA

Postby moth » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:41 pm

Where did you see it? Was it fairly close to the commuter rail stop. I will look around and see what I can find out if you can narrow it down a bit.
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Re: B&M caboose Southborough, MA

Postby atsf sp » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:37 pm

It was right before the train entered the station going westbound. it was in a backyard that looked like a junkyard maybe but this caboose was in great condition and on rails.
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Re: B&M caboose Southborough, MA

Postby moth » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:44 pm

You can only barely see it from the street as there is a big fence in the way. It does seem to be close to track level. The driveway (which goes around the other side of the building) has a RR X-ing sign even though they don't actually cross the real tracks. I am guessing that a rail-buff owns it. I will see if I can find out the business name (I think I am going to suggest the nearby Pizza shop for dinner) and see if I can get a better photo.
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Re: B&M caboose Southborough, MA

Postby JDM864 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:33 am

atsf sp wrote:I was riding the Worcester train and I saw this B&M caboose in Southborough, MA. What is the history of this caboose and how did it get there? Heres a pic. I'm sorry about the slight blur but the train was at speed.
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A local contractor owns the caboose. He had it trucked in - I forget where he obtained it from. If I remember correctly he uses it for his model railroad.

There is a typical window-mounted AC unit mounted between the windows on the cupola.
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Re: B&M caboose Southborough, MA

Postby sgp1959 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:27 pm

Hi , this is Steve, the caboose in question is in my backyard owned by my landlord. It is actually a CNR caboose purchased from Canada. It doesn't have any numbers on it because we don't know original number any suggestions as to how to find out ? I've been racking my brain trying to!
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Any information on the B&M Caboose in Southboro?

Postby stvigi » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:34 pm

I'm driving home and stuck in construction trafic, I look to my left and what do I see behind a fence is a B+M caboose painted pink.
Its on Southville Road about a 1/4 mile from the Southboro MBTA station.
Anyone have any information on it?

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Re: Any information on the B&M Caboose in Southboro?

Postby stvigi » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:26 pm

Looks like I asked too soon!
I did a search on google and came up w/ a link to this web site from last year, funny that the search engine on this site did not come up w/ the link?

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It is a former CN caboose used as a home for a model rr setup.

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Re: Any information on the B&M Caboose in Southboro?

Postby MEC407 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:58 pm

Mystery solved! :-D
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Caboose in Southboro,mass

Postby Pat Fahey » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:47 pm

Hi
I heard that there is caboose on private property, off of route 135 in Southboro,mass by the MBTA train station . Does anyone have any information on this, or photo's . Thanks Pat
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Re: Caboose in Southboro,mass

Postby johnpbarlow » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:18 am

The caboose is visible from Southville Rd just east of the Rte 85 intersection near the Sobo T station. Google Maps Street View image from Southville Road: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2682226,-71.5203688,3a,37.5y,137.91h,82.5t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1stnDFmrI3aOgWhTQT2D6JUQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1
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Re: Caboose in Southboro,mass

Postby Mikejf » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:03 pm

From the sky..

100 Southville Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

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