Re: C&EI Wood Cabooses



C&EI cabooses 320-339 were built by Mount Vernon Car Company, Mount Vernon,
IL, in 1913. Their dimensions were 29' 6" long, 8' 5" wide and 6' 3" high. 323
and 328 were sold to the Minneapolis Northfield and Southern in June 1951.
The rest were retired in the mid 1940s through the 1950s. 326 and 338 were the
last to go, sometime before 1/24/61. This information is in the caboose book
in the roster section. The information came from C&EI documents in the
Missouri Pacific records kept in the salt mines in Hutchinson, KS. I was fortunate
enough to be allowed to visit there in the 1980s before the lawyers locked it

Jerry Michels

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