Re: Bobber 2 Axle caboose late usage

Nelson Moyer

The earliest bobber retirement I know of was B&O in 1913. The CB&Q retired their two classes of bobbers in the late 1930s. I don’t know of any bobbers in use after that.


Nelson Moyer


From: <> On Behalf Of Robert G P
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2022 11:28 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Bobber 2 Axle caboose late usage


Wonder about accounts of late (late 40's to mid 50's) usage of the shor 4 wheel bobber cabooses? 


I dont expect road service to be in the min (local maybe) but know they still were used as yard pilots/platforms in some instances in the late 40's. 


We have a very detailed one on our club layout which generates smiles/frowns equally! Ive personally recommended tossing it out the door into the gravel but a member has had it since the '60s! -So with my vote it stays...


We use it to switch in the yard just for fun. 




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