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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:04 pm

Just because nobody posted anything here doesn't mean it wasn't well documented. It just means the documentation wasn't shared.


J T wrote:
Firemedic Mike wrote:The plan is to move it tomorrow. It should be well documented.

Well, so much for that. :D
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby J T » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:17 pm

GreatLakesRailfan wrote:Just because nobody posted anything here doesn't mean it wasn't well documented. It just means the documentation wasn't shared.


J T wrote:
Firemedic Mike wrote:The plan is to move it tomorrow. It should be well documented.

Well, so much for that. :D

It was a follow up to this post since Zack posted on Friday that martinsuper hadn't been around since then:

martinsuper wrote:
I will post tons of pictures.
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby cbtrower » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:49 am

NYC bay window 21755 and DT&I 120 are with GTW 75007 at the Lapeer Amtrak station
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby martinsuper » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:41 pm

martinsuper has been busy. Sorry guys.

https://goo.gl/photos/E5AU6aarXKiYoYDQA

Some pics got lost in a phone backup disaster, but this is almost all of it in chronilogical order.

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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby Jetlink » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:58 pm

Looks like a really fun day.
interested in trains
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:22 pm

The Grand Trunk caboose that was in Colon, Michigan is now gone. All that's left is a concrete slab.
Anybody know where this one went?

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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby Atkinson_Railroad » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:21 pm

Using the search feature at this site, and search feature within my web browser, I've not found any mention of caboose CV4043 / GT 79056 / ADBF 4043.

Perhaps I overlooked, or missed it somehow.

Is this particular caboose still in Michigan?

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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby NYCMan » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:46 pm

Using the search feature at this site, and search feature within my web browser, I've not found any mention of caboose CV4043 / GT 79056 / ADBF 4043.

Perhaps I overlooked, or missed it somehow.

Is this particular caboose still in Michigan?



I believe that I heard that vandals started a fire in it and that it was scrapped.
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby Atkinson_Railroad » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:33 pm

In reading your reply about the railroad car possibly being scrapped adds an additional melancholy to me for the moment.

I found 5 Christmas cards (1998-2002) featuring the caboose from the gentleman who owned it during that time.
In doing a search on-line related to the owner, it was learned he passed away in 2008 (based on Internet info).
To also learn the caboose he was rather proud of was later destroyed -as it appears may have happened- is disheartening
to discover as well.

I'd welcome any further details on the scrapping of the caboose to denote it with these 5 cards.

Thanks for the info despite it being somewhat dark and cloudy in nature.

Time marches on.

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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:32 pm

NYCMan wrote:
Using the search feature at this site, and search feature within my web browser, I've not found any mention of caboose CV4043 / GT 79056 / ADBF 4043.

Perhaps I overlooked, or missed it somehow.

Is this particular caboose still in Michigan?



I believe that I heard that vandals started a fire in it and that it was scrapped.


I thought it ended up at the Jackson and Lansing in Mason....
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby Dan Cluley » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:04 pm

Yes, 4043 is the ADBF caboose stored in the shop in Mason.

This was taken Jan 2014.
ADBF 4043 ex CV caboose Mason 1 27 2014.JPG
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby Atkinson_Railroad » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:27 am

Dan,

Your report of the caboose being stored in the shop at Mason is SUNSHINE to my day.

Thank You!

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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby NS3322 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:29 pm

Dan Cluley wrote:Yes, 4043 is the ADBF caboose stored in the shop in Mason.


Isn't there a passenger car in the shop as well?
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby TrainWatcher » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:59 pm

NS3322 wrote:
Dan Cluley wrote:Yes, 4043 is the ADBF caboose stored in the shop in Mason.


Isn't there a passenger car in the shop as well?


Yup, ex-CN.
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby NS3322 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:31 pm

What happened to the GTW transfer caboose that was at Lansing Board of Water and Light plant in Delta Township?
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby Tim » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:59 am

While on the caboose subject, does anyone know where the ATSF/GTW one on M-115 just west of the US-10 interchange went. He also had a section speeder and some other RR items.
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby Stinger4me » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:52 am

The owner died and there was an auction and a sale. The property was sold. I believe the caboose is in Clare on property south of Old U.S. 10 and west of Old U.S. 127. It is visible from NB and SB US-127. the property may be owned by Northern Logistics. Hope this helps.
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby Super Chief » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:20 pm

The GTW caboose from Colon is alive and well in Branch County. Mr. Hemel who had the Chevrolet dealership in Colon owned it. He sold it to a vice president of Sturgis Federal bank. He moved it to Prairie River Rd. between Bronson and Burr Oak just off the Old Road right of way. No vandals got to it. It was low boyed to current site.
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby NS3322 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:32 pm

Stinger4me wrote:I believe the caboose is in Clare on property south of Old U.S. 10 and west of Old U.S. 127. It is visible from NB and SB US-127. the property may be owned by Northern Logistics. Hope this helps.


Could you provide coordinates? I've looked a few times and could not find it.
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Re: Michigan Cabooses

Unread postby Tim » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:26 pm

Thanks for the information Stinger4me. Sorry to hear about a fan passing however happy to hear it passed to someone who will care for it.
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