( "A BUNCH OF CABOOSES!" )
Representing 7 of the major railroads that entered Buffalo
|NYC #19602 Transfer Caboose built in 1896 with Cast Iron Wheels and Friction Bearings, by the NYC at its East Rochester Car Shop. The caboose saw service mainly on the NYC Lines east of Buffalo. Its end mounted cupola was removed during rebuilding in the 50's. Nee NYC 19602, fully restored in 1994.|
|BR&P #283 worked in Orchard Park, NY. built in 1923 by Standard Steel Car Co. in Butler, PA. ex B&O C2634, nee BR&P 283. Caboose saw many years of service on the BR&P and was retired by the B&O in the late seventies. Restoration soon to be complete on cupola and interior.|
|NKP #412 Bay Window Caboose built in 1956, for the New York, Chicago & St. Louis RR, at the Irondale Shops, and spent nearly 30 years in active service. Ex N&W 557512, nee NKP 412. Restoration complete in 1993, including "wagon wheel" antenna.|
|DL&W #906 built in 1953 by the Lackawanna's Keyser Valley Shops near Scranton, PA. #906 is one of five remaining cabooses of 60, built on the frame of a locomotive tender by the DL&W. Ex CR 22010, exx EL, nee DL&W 906. Restoration complete in 1991.|
|Interior view of DL&W #906|
|LV #95050 built in July of 1937 with center cupola. Ex CR 18671, nee LV 95050. As is when purchased from the Pennsylvania RR car shops in Renovo, PA. This unit was never "modernized" and still sports its original tongue & groove interior and waybill rack mounted on the side wall. When completely restored, #95050 will be painted Cornell Red.|
Help bring LV#95050 back to the Lehigh Memory Trail. Read the whole story about the aquisition of the caboose and its trip to Western New York.
|N&W #530306 built on August 2nd, 1949 by the St. Louis Car Co., Ex N&W #530306 1/25/63, nee Virginian #306 as one of a group of 25, Nos. 300-324. It is on permanent display at the " Erie County Fairgrounds" and named the "Paul McGrath". Over 10,000 visitors during the 1998 fair!|
|PRR #477418 N-5 "Cabin Car" All Steel, built in 1923. ex CR, exx/PC 19237R, nee PRR 477418. Stored in Gowanda, New York.|
Click Here for some 477418 History.
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