GN GN Oldie I Found....

Kurt Moose Sep 27, 2018

  1. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    ...in Virginia City, MT. IMG_0197.JPG IMG_0198.JPG IMG_0199.JPG
    Love the patina on this, with the faded paint over the wood!! IMG_0180.JPG
     
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  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Fascinating vehicle, but what was it used for?
     
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  3. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great find Kurt! (y) Looks like maybe an old caboose. It's marked as yard service so maybe it's later years could have been a mobile office or maybe a shoving platform back before that was the trend.
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

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    Sad to see it's condition fading. Hope that someone will step up before it is too far gone. :(
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

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    Yeah, hopefully they can restore it like the GN and Milw passenger cars there. I wanna say this was an older transfer caboose, probably from the Twin-Cities area?
     
  6. RailMix

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    I don't know very much about the GN, but I'll agree that this definitely looks like a transfer caboose. Nice find.
     
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  7. LegomanBill

    LegomanBill TrainBoard Member

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    Nice! That car certainly is a caboose, specifically X702, one of the transfer type cars built in the 1920s. Don't know if this car ever was built with a cupola or not, but judging by the window spacing, it appears that it once was but was later modified.
     
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  8. BoxcabE50

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    I started wondering if such work did occur, when. Then thought of World War II, when other RRs converted box cars, and did other work to fill needs for cabooses.
     
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