Lirr N22 class cabooses (hacks) (cabin cars)

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Lirr N22 class cabooses (hacks) (cabin cars)

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Hi all,
I’m specifically looking for the following:
N22a
C-52, C- 55, C-59
If possible I would like know about the disposition of these cars? I was unable to fined anything so maybe y’all can help, thanks.
Scrapped, if so where/when?
Preserved, if so where are they now and what condition? Any later period Photos?

N22b
C-70 was one of 3 that went to NYAR And was burned.
Does anyone have the date range of the fire and then the subsequent scrapping? And if the fire was likely the act of vandalism?

C-67 current whereabouts? Also in the C-67 specific topic, there’s an attached photo.

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Re: Lirr N22 class cabooses (hacks) (cabin cars)

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I took a lot of photos back in the 80's but never photographed C-52 or C-59. Possible early scraping due to accident or other major problem. Yard duty only?

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I can shed some light on C-52. I saw it at Richmond Hill in 1974 without windows.
http://trainspot.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... id=5270315

Then in Sept 1975 it, the C1, C94 and Montauk crew car W-3 went to Corona for scrapping.
http://trainspot.rrpicturearchives.net/ ... id=5257240

The C55 & C59 were still in service in the late 1970s.

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Perhaps C-52 was burned in an interior fire?

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ConstanceR46 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:46 am
Perhaps C-52 was burned in an interior fire?
Possibly, there was no outside burnt marks. There was a bunch of those, most of the ex-IC hacks had fires.

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T.S. Thanks for the insight.
The photos appear to be looking South. Ans the old bone yard. And it makes sense with the ex EMUs and other hack behind C-52.
Those tracks were greatly shortened, and lasted till 2018 or so when that whole section was ripped out to build the new engine facility in Morris Park.
Anyone else with further information to prove this story because it’s likely safe to say C52 was Scraped.

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Re: Lirr N22 class cabooses (hacks) (cabin cars)

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In the first photo you posted, (at MP) seems to show soot buildup under the windows. Maybe it was extinguished but the water damaged it to the point of retirement?

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