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  by Otto Vondrak
Hello, everyone-

Trying to identify a photo I have of BR&P caboose 285, if it got passed on to the B&O, and what number it became. Bonus if we know retirement date, too. Some date I have collected so far:

B&O Class I-10 Cabooses: C2600 - C2665

BR&P 280 = B&O C2631 = At R&GVRRM, Rochester, NY, under restoration - http://rgvrrm.org/about/railroad/brp280/index.htm

BR&P 283 = B&O C2634 = At WNYRHS, Orchard Park, NY - http://www.trainweb.org/wnyrhs/cabeeseFrame1Source1.htm

BR&P 252 = B&O C2603 = LAL 2603

BR&P 269 = B&O C2620 = WAG 2620

BR&P 314 = B&O C2665

BR&P 260, 261, 271, & 297 were wrecked before gaining B&O numbers C-2611, C-2612, C2622, and C2648.

Was the numbering truly chronological? Was BR&P 285 actually B&O C2636?

  by CPSmith
Otto, BR&P has all that info. I'm surprised he hasn't responded to date - must be on the road for the holidays.
  by BR&P
You've heard of a day late and a dollar short? I'm a year and a quarter late, and MANY dollars short - but here you go. :P

BR&P 150 became B&O C2600
BR&P 250-314 were assigned B&O C2601-C2665, in order, so 285 was indeed the C2636.

It should be noted that 4 of the BR&P cabooses were destroyed during the roughly 2 years the relettering/renumbering of the series took place, but before they were changed over. So there was never a B&O C2611, C2612, C2622 nor C2648.