Michigan Cabooses

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Who owns these cabooses west of Clare?
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NS3322 wrote:Who owns these cabooses west of Clare?
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I believe the owner of the property where they rest owns them.
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The two with cupolas would be ideal hunting & fishing shacks.

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What happened to GTW 77030 at the Old Vassar depot in Mayville?

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Is this caboose still in Manchester?
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Does anyone know the identity of this caboose in Saginaw?
The restaurant it is at has closed and the caboose is looking really bad (per 2017 Google Streetview).
Would the Saginaw Railroad Museum be interested?
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NS3322 wrote:Is this caboose still in Manchester?
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I don't think so. The location I remember seeing it was on M-52 2 miles north of Manchester around the Rossettie Airport property. It was easily seen from the road.
I looked around that whole area on Google Street View both the recent and the 2008 imagery from when the photo was taken and still could not find it.

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NS3322 wrote:Does anyone know the identity of this caboose in Saginaw?
The restaurant it is at has closed and the caboose is looking really bad (per 2017 Google Streetview).
Would the Saginaw Railroad Museum be interested?
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No one has approached us about getting rid of it I think it would cost to much to move and restore right now we don’t have to much room with a dome observation car stored at our museum
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Any idea where the former MP caboose in Charlotte ended up?
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Does anyone have any info on a GTW caboose in Marshall, Michigan?

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From Michigan Cabooses; may be out of date; Marshall, ATSF 1514 as GTW 75010, steel cupola, James DiMoff, from Battle Creek, poor condition

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Tim wrote:From Michigan Cabooses; may be out of date; Marshall, ATSF 1514 as GTW 75010, steel cupola, James DiMoff, from Battle Creek, poor condition
I think I found the caboose!
42.315667, -84.897421
(It is the dark object under the red dot).
Is Mr. DiMoff a railfan?

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From Google Maps it looks like the 2 of the 3 cabooses that were on private property west of Clare have been moved. The yellow MOW flatcars are also gone. One caboose remains on the property. Any clues as to where they went?
They can be found here: 43.826089, -84.804729

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Has anyone mentioned the one permanently parked in Thompsonville, Michigan? It's been there since I can remember, under the Water Tower. You can't see it in Sattelite but it's there and I hope to snag photos next time i'm over there. Here's the maps link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Thomp ... 85.9439718
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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KingsleyRailFan wrote:Has anyone mentioned the one permanently parked in Thompsonville, Michigan? It's been there since I can remember, under the Water Tower. You can't see it in Sattelite but it's there and I hope to snag photos next time i'm over there. Here's the maps link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Thomp ... 85.9439718
It is an old Great Northern caboose.
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NS3322 wrote:Any idea where this former MP caboose in Charlotte ended up?
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Its still there.

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NS3322 wrote:
KingsleyRailFan wrote:Has anyone mentioned the one permanently parked in Thompsonville, Michigan? It's been there since I can remember, under the Water Tower. You can't see it in Sattelite but it's there and I hope to snag photos next time i'm over there. Here's the maps link: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Thomp ... 85.9439718
It is an old Great Northern caboose.
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That's the one! They closed the doors and gates to the public around 2010 due to vandalism. I need to check it out again.
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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R.E.A.P.E.R. wrote:
NS3322 wrote:Any idea where this former MP caboose in Charlotte ended up?
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Its still there.
Really? Is it still at 210 High St?

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KingsleyRailFan wrote:Has anyone mentioned the one permanently parked in Thompsonville, Michigan?
Did someone mention the Thompsonville caboose? :D

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J T wrote:
KingsleyRailFan wrote:Has anyone mentioned the one permanently parked in Thompsonville, Michigan?
Did someone mention the Thompsonville caboose? :D

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Yes!
Is there a rail line through Thompsonville anymore, or is it a Rail-Trail now?
I live in Kingsley and film trains & crossings.

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