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I have read the use of a caboose is required so the crew has access to a toilet.. The Richmond Pacific in the East Bay?? And NWP?? very nice to see a caboose added!! My Mom said when I was a little…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Devin Jul 25, 2012.

 

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"YEAH!! My Model railroad group, The Costal Valley Lines at the Redwood Empire Train show as part of the Home Show last Month @ Santa Rosa Fairgrounds!! Very clever member Skip Ruekert(sp??) built that model.. Did a great rendition of G&G…"
Oct 3, 2012
Devin replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"I have heard that toilets in locomotives are pretty tight, uncomfortable...A caboose seems far more pleasant!"
Jul 25, 2012
Mike Cook replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"The Santa Fe used to call them Waycars."
Jul 19, 2012
Steve Atnip replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"They cleaned off a heck of a lot of graffitti and put in a lot of work to get it out there. Be grateful for what they have."
Jul 19, 2012
Brad Squires replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"I think the # was 971..  and you are right about bay window..  BAD job on the number!!"
Jul 19, 2012
Richard A Custer replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"To Brad S. if you are talking about caboose SP#1971 it has a bay window not a coupla."
Jul 19, 2012
Brad Squires replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"shove platforms.. indeed.. "new speak"?? The photos I saw showed crew member in the coupla.. BAD job on the numbers!! That will make an interesting modeling effort!! go carefully Brad Squires"
Jul 19, 2012
Jordan replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"Most locomotives have toilets, and I'm pretty sure both 1922 and 2009 are so equipped. As others have said, the caboose is used for long shoves, and provides crew members a place to stand rather than hang on grab irons. Photos on this site show…"
Jul 18, 2012
Jordan replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"On a side note, Richmond Pacific has moved on from the blue and white scheme, and now uses blue and black. Two of their engines still wear blue and white, but the other three and the caboose have the new scheme."
Jul 18, 2012
Brad Squires replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"Thank you, Zachary!! Use of sit-down toilet much prefered!! BAD numbering job!! I must make this a modeling effort!! And check out the Richmond Pacific.. great article in Model Railroader last year!! Blue and white scheme.. saw one from Hwy 80…"
Jul 18, 2012
Zachary M. Toler replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"So it's more of a rider car than a "caboose," a rider car just being a car that the crew uses as a shoving platform or to give a MOW crew a lift, whereas a "caboose" usually has a toilet, bunk, heating of some sort and…"
Jul 18, 2012
Chad Gustafson replied to Brad Squires's discussion caboose!!
"Not necessarily a toilet, but they use the caboose as a platform for a crew member to when the locomotive is shoving, or pushing the train. This allows the crewmember a safe place to stand or sit, rather than having to hang dangerously on the…"
Jul 18, 2012
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caboose!!

I have read the use of a caboose is required so the crew has access to a toilet.. The Richmond Pacific in the East Bay?? And NWP?? very nice to see a caboose added!! My Mom said when I was a little kid I wanted to "go by-by with the guy in the caboose"!! Still do!!peace 'n stuffBrad SquiresSee More
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At 10:14pm on March 17, 2012, Mark Drury said…

Welcome to the NWPRR Network, Brad! Please take a look around and let me know if you have any questions or comments. We're adding content daily and actively recruiting new members -- please feel free to invite your own friends if you think they may be interested. Regards,

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P.S.  I should have approved your membership more than a month ago but I tend to be cautious when people don't provide information about themselves, in an attempt to keep spammers at bay (we get at least one spammer per week trying to sign up, unfortunately).

 
 
 

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