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Date: 06/27/22 20:00
Unique Auto-Train Caboose to Move from California to Georgia
Author: wabash2800

Click here for more information on the history of the car, funding needs and restoration efforts:    Unique Auto-Train Caboose to Move from California to Georgia (trainorders.com)

Perhaps railfans can keep us posted on the move (with photos?).

Victor B.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/27/22 20:08 by wabash2800.






Date: 06/27/22 20:21
Re: Unique Auto-Train Caboose to Move from California to Georgia
Author: Gonut1

I'm extremely impressed that this abomination is still extant. I have only ever seen one other photo of it. I figured this "caboose" was reduced to scrap steel decades ago. The history of this "thing" must be so very convoluted!
Gonut




Date: 06/28/22 04:01
Re: Unique Auto-Train Caboose to Move from California to Georgia
Author: CPR_4000

That is the craziest thing to preserve! I wonder if any others of the CN long enclosed auto racks have survived? I think some of the short ones might exist in m of w service up north. Pretty sure A-T bought all the long ones.



Date: 06/28/22 04:32
Re: Unique Auto-Train Caboose to Move from California to Georgia
Author: ddavies

Never saw this in service, only saw a normal wide-vision caboose on the train.
 



Date: 06/28/22 06:09
Re: Unique Auto-Train Caboose to Move from California to Georgia
Author: engineerinvirginia

if anything is worth preserving it's this! If there are unicorns this is the prototype!



Date: 06/29/22 20:06
Re: Unique Auto-Train Caboose to Move from California to Georgia
Author: Spirit-ofTheConrail7

I believe there was a picture of a trainman riding in the cupola on a southbound Auto Train many years ago in some magazine.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/29/22 20:12 by Spirit-ofTheConrail7.



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