Caboose in Salamanca sighted from Rt. 219

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Caboose in Salamanca sighted from Rt. 219

Post by SST » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:24 am

On my way home from Dubois, Pa along 219, I crossed over the abandoned line [don't recall who operated it] in Salamanca and, as always, I looked down the ROW [looking east]. To my surprise, there is/was a caboose parked there. Never saw it there before. Even with the leaves off the trees it was hard to differentiate between the trees and the caboose. The color was something like a pale yellow. I didn't stop to get details.

Looking at Google, there is no caboose parked on the wye. I was actually surprised that the rails went as deep into the trees as it shows. Street view showed nothing but heavy trees. Does the B&P own/operate with a caboose? Perhaps as a shove unit? I would guess that the distance from the caboose to 219 is less than 300 feet.

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Re: Caboose in Salamanca sited from Rt219

Post by scottychaos » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:48 am

Two BPRR cabooses listed here:

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsList ... BPRR&cid=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Photos show them both mostly hanging around Butler, but one could have traveled north for some reason..

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Re: Caboose in Salamanca sited from Rt219

Post by SST » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:05 pm

I would hazard a guess and say its the unpainted one here. Didn't look like standard B&P paint.

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Re: Caboose in Salamanca sited from Rt219

Post by scottychaos » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:38 pm

SST wrote:I would hazard a guess and say its the unpainted one here. Didn't look like standard B&P paint.
Both are now in standard paint. ;)
One was unpainted..15 years ago.

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Re: Caboose in Salamanca sited from Rt219

Post by thebigham » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:55 pm

It's probably the caboose that was parked on the West Valley line for a few years with all those stored covered hoppers.

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