Re: Side-door Cabooses [was Why Transfer cabooses?]

Douglas Harding

Al most CBQ wood cabooses road on wood beam trucks, that looked very similar to passenger car trucks. Some were later fitted with Allied trucks. The later steel cabooses road on more traditional cast steel caboose trucks.


Doug  Harding


From: [] On Behalf Of al.kresse
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Side-door Cabooses [was Why Transfer cabooses?]


This caboose had high speed trucks?  Would that allow for higher mixed-train speeds?


Al kresse

On May 24, 2018 at 9:37 AM "Ed Rethwisch via Groups.Io" <edreth1@...> wrote:

The CB&Q had a limited number of side door cabooses ( waycars) but one of the    

side door cars was assigned to Fort Madison for many decades for branch line service.


Ed Rethwisch,


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