NJT cabooses (ex D&H)

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NJT cabooses (ex D&H)

Post by JKTRR » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:25 am

By Conrail conveyance day, the D&H received 13 ex EL bay window cabooses which were numbered 35805-17 (ex EL C-348-380). Later, 4 were sold to NJ Transit (35809/11/17 and one more.) NJT (re)numbered them 904-07. The 904 (ex 35811) is "stuffed and mounted" at Liberty State Park; the 906 (35817) was recently spotted at Campbell Hall (NY) now wearing the colors of the M&NJ. The remaining two are at the Whippany RR Museum (NJ) and have D&H numbers again - 35809 (NJT 907) and ex-NJT905, (original D&H number unknown) - it has been repainted in the yellow scheme (as was initially carried by the cabooses bought new by the D&H and numbered 35720-27) and numbered 35730, a number never used by the D&H. The original number was invisible when received from NJT.....D&H disposition rosters don't have it shown (a cross-reference check of known remaining (ex EL) D&H bay windows hasn't yielded an answer; any clues on the elusive 4th caboose would be appreciated.

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Re: NJT cabooses (ex D&H)

Post by njsteelersfan » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:06 am

There used to be on at Camball Hall. Haven't seen it in a while

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Re: NJT cabooses (ex D&H)

Post by JKTRR » Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:13 am

.......that's the one now in the blue/yellow "M&NJ" colors......

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Re: NJT cabooses (ex D&H)

Post by airman00 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:35 pm

Don't know if this is what your looking for, but I seem to remember seeing an ex-NJT caboose for sale, at a scrap yard somewhere in New Jersey. It was numbered #902. I remember seeing a picture of it and it was white with the old 3-color NJT disco stripes on the side. Perhaps this is the elusive "4th caboose" you are looking for?

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Re: NJT cabooses (ex D&H)

Post by JKTRR » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:01 pm

Recall that caboose too.....the ex D&H versions were bay window configuration....thank for your response!!!!

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