Re: Caboose #1
Some time ago I posted images of the No. 1 Caboose in the Files section:
The photos were from the collection of Walt Danylak. They were undated, but appeared to be from the mid-1980s based on the printing paper and etc. I suspect the negatives may have been from that time, but they could have been from earlier as well.
I emailed the current Rail City people two years ago to inquire. In a response from Bob Groman on March 2nd, 2010, I was told that the caboose was sold in 1993; however, Groman did not know where it went. So, it went somewhere; the question is where.
The CNY NRHS does not appear to have it, unless it's not listed on the Chapter's Web site.
I used to know a few Chapter people quite well back in the day; however, it's been many years.
The last I heard, FJ&G No. 3 was alleged to still be in the Honesdale area.
- Dear Group: It is entirely possible that I did confuse #1 for #2,
although I do know the differences between the two, having modeled
both. Also my memory could have failed me; alas, it wasn't even
until the auction got covered in the Post-Standard that I first
realized that the bobber I had seen years early was even ex-FJ&G. So
I took no pictures, which would have resolved this and avoided me
having to rely on memory at all.
The Post Standard article did say that the buyer was a collector in
Connecticut, not Vt. ---Andy