DL&W Wood Cabooses - Bloomsburg PA 1960s

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DL&W Wood Cabooses - Bloomsburg PA 1960s

Post by BerwickRailFan » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:24 pm


I am looking for info on several DL&W wood cabooses that were acquired by Carroll Stahl for his Carroll Park and Western Railroad. He acquired 4 or 5 DLW Wood Center Copula cabooses sometime in the late 1950s or 1960. One was numbered 642. I'm looking for info and numbers for the others. Two were cut up and rebuilt into an old fashion style coach and combination cars, a third was used to build a tender for a small 0-4-0 locomotive. #642 survived for a while intact eventually being stripped down to the frame, the frame ended up at the Pine Creek Railroad around 2000, but was scrapped just a few years ago.

The first picture is of the frame of #642 at Pine Creek Railroad. The second photo attached was taken in 1960 at the Carroll Park and Western near Bloomsburg, PA.

Any assistance or direction anyone might be able to provide will be greatly appreciated.

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