Moderator: Otto Vondrak
lvrr325 wrote:Somebody had a slide on eBay some months ago that sold for big money with a WAG GE, wood boxcar, and caboose all in orange and cream (or white) paint, but I didn't catch the number on the caboose.It's amazing what some slides sell for these days. Had we known what to shoot, a few dollars spent back then would pay big dividends today.
nydepot wrote:I am curious. It seems, from Mike Schleigh, that it only ever sat in the yard but was repainted red, no WAG lettering. Some suggest it was used within the long Galeton yard limits (basically in town). No road action ever captured.Bear in mind a couple things. First is that the former B&S part of the B&O around Galeton was isolated from the B&O proper after the floods in 1942. While some equipment did apparently migrate back and forth - presumably over the Erie - the stuff there was semi-stranded. And if it turned out that over time they had one more caboose than they needed, being an I-1, a relatively old caboose, maybe there was just no need to send it elsewhere.
lvrr325 wrote:Okay, I was incorrect. While I can't seem to pull up the ebay listing itself, a google search did net the image from the listing, showing engine 1500 with matching boxcar and a red, wood caboose.Is that the one taken in front of a depot? I can't get the thumbnail to open but if that's the one, it appears to be one of the former I-10 cabooses, with the cupola painted cream.
Don wrote:I checked my copy of Ed Lewis' WAG the sole leather line booklet & FWIW as of 10/71, the Wag had 5 caboose's. He lists 2654, 2640 &2620 (wood sheathed ex BR&P) & 103 & 104 steel ex EL. I have a slide of 2654 taken in the late 60's. Paint scheme is orange/red body w/cream cupola & trim. No mention of a 374 caboose. There are a few pix on Elwoods site of both the steel & wood types.I believe, but not positive, the 2654 was the last wooden one in service. I think by late 60's - early 70's only the 2 steel cabs were used, perhaps except for an extra or a work train, I don't know.