Re: Odd (to me) Monon car

Craig Zeni

On Dec 15, 2019, at 3:31 PM, wrote:

6a. Odd (to me) Monon car
From: spsalso <>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 15:15:11 EST

In the slide below, there's an odd looking Monon car just behind the loco. Photo was taken at Salem, Oregon.

I'm curious what the car is and why it was in Oregon.

Any opinions?

Not opinion, but's not Oregon. It's Salem, Indiana. The Monon leased a few SP&S RS-2s in the 1960s. The odd car is what's called a Rider Caboose...a 'front end' caboose was required by Indiana state law for trains longer than 65 cars.

Forgot to sign the first one...

Craig Zeni
Cary NC

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