Re: [Gould Railroad Standard Wooden Cabooses

Charlie Vlk

The "Harriman" (UP CA, SP???) is the only "standard" wood caboose I am aware of.
St. Charles car company built cars for the CB&Q, MP, CM, and others that were pretty much alike (like the Morrison-International "Wide Vision" cars are similar) but not identical.
The so-called "USRA" wood caboose may be close but I haven't seen any study on the pedigree of that family to say if it qualifies as a "standard", even the steel version has about as many variations as the ATSF "1900" clones (WAB, Alton, CRR, etc..).
Charlie Vlk

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Thompson
Sent: Sunday, June 20, 2010 7:41 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: [Gould Railroad Standard Wooden Cabooses

Mike Carson wrote:
> Mullet River Models (MRM) has recently released a Western Pacific
> Caboose, that is stipulated to be a Gould Standard Wooden Caboose.
> A series of Google searches lends credence to the stipulation.
> Other Gould system railroads were the Missouri Pacific, the Wabash,
> the Denver & Rio Grande, the Western Pacific & subsidiary roads.

I've been told, though I'm no Gould Road expert, that there was
no STANDARD Gould caboose, though several of the roads had very
similar ones. Likely someone on this list knows more ( . . . much
more! <g>)

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