Metro North Wide Vision Caboose

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LIengineerBob
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Metro North Wide Vision Caboose

Post by LIengineerBob » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:33 pm

Anyone have any info on the wide vision caboose seen in this circa 1985 photo taken a Croton-Harmon? I am looking for the road number it wore in MN service, and possibly it's heritage. Any one know of any other better photos of it? Thanks!

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Re: Metro North Wide Vision Caboose

Post by Train2009 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:03 pm

This picture was taken this month..its #1406
http://jqtj3q.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p ... jpg?psid=1

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Re: Metro North Wide Vision Caboose

Post by DutchRailnut » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:07 pm

Looks like MNCW 402 our snow blower caboose. it was cut down from original in early 1995's.
http://image24.webshots.com/24/9/98/18/ ... yTG_fs.jpg
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Re: Metro North Wide Vision Caboose

Post by ElliotCourtney » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:31 am

The caboose in the link posted by Train2009 looks like a exPRR N5 or N5c.
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Re: Metro North Wide Vision Caboose

Post by LIengineerBob » Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:34 pm

The caboose was defiantly not one of the ex-PRR or ex-CNJ cabooses. I distinctly remember it being a wide vision (the cupola was wider then the body) caboose. Of course the old 110 photograph does not help with identification.

I have yet to see another photo of it again anywhere....that is why I was hoping someone might have some reference on it.

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