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Gyro wrote:Saw a 10 box car freight headed "N' across Dewey today. Funny thing, It had a caboose. Around 12:30 PMThey have been using the caboose for some time now. Like Les mentioned, that's a necessity now that the track north
BR&P wrote:Got it covered. Northbound train, with caboose, crossing Dewey Ave. Here you go!Great shot, those wooden hacks were truly a thing of beauty!
charlie6017 wrote: Great shot, those wooden hacks were truly a thing of beauty!Charlie, NYC had between 2,000 and 3,000 of those. As near as I can determine, the 19877 at Rochester & Genesee Valley RR Museum is the ONLY survivor which still has shiny wheels. Lots on static display, but I believe that's the only one still rolling.
Is a caboose required by federal regulation for a shove move or is it just a CSX policy? I'm asking because I've see the LA&L, FGLK and the O&H all do shove moves of a mile or more without a caboose.Matt, I'd say the second part of your post answers the first.