Re: New Member questions
- My girlfriend and I had a great time yesterday on the old Lackawaxen
and Stourbridge, now Stourbridge RR. Saw the FJ&G #3 caboose (painted
solid red)at a farm equipment dealer outside Honesdale. Rode to
Lackawaxen and return behind the BL-2. One of the coaches is the old
ex CNJ CACV 9, still lettered for DO system but with new #/reporting
marks. The old LASB plow is undergoing retoration by the historical
society in Honesdale. At the old SJ Bailey plant, there are 3 blue ex-
DO boxcars, two 40' and one 50'. The DSFI paper plant in Honesdale
had 3 SB (Stourbridge RR) boxcars but couldn't tell if they were to
be loaded or just stored there. There are about 10 more stored in E.
Honesdale, and 20 or so more in Hawley. Didn't see any other revenue
cars on the line.
- In my last post, I forgot to mention that the 50' box near SJ Bailey
had visible LOAM (Louisiana Midland) reporting marks. PRobably the
FJ&G spreader was picked up at the same time, and some of the ex PC
LASB boxcars came via LOAM.
Now a couple more questions:
- anyone know where the LASB plow came from (my guess would be BAR or
- did CACV have any boxcars besides the "oldies" (wood sides, etc)
and the all-doors? Any ex-PC cars?
-did CACV have any snow-fighting equipment? LASB had a plow, FJ&G had
a plow, spreader, and flanger, CNYK had a plow, but I've never heard
of any CACV snow euipment; one would think at least a plow or a
flanger would have been rostered.
-I seem to recall seeing an ex-CNJ coach like the CACV 9 at Honesdale
10-15 years ago. I remember it being "FJG 12" but I don't have a
photo. Is this correct or was it "CACV 12"?
- Mark J-We also had two box cars painted over for glass recycling .People
of Cooperstown would bring their glass containers and dump them in a 55
gallon drum.There were many drums in each box car.I dont recall where
the cars were shipped to.They were also labled CACV.(forgot the
numbers). Mark W
- Mark W.- We didn't chase the second run of the day,we rode the first
run, so only shot the train at Honesdale in the AM, making the
runaround at Lackawaxen, and back at Honesdale in the afternoon. I've
chased the entire line several times before though, it is a great
line for it. I just wish they ran more freight. It would be great to
chase the EL-inspired SW7 and a few cars along that line.
Regarding the CACV glass cars- were these ex-PC steel cars, some of
the wood-sided cars that CACV had (I would guess these were only for
display and MW use, also have seen some that were rented to local
shops and so forth), or something else?
Here's one for you Mark- what was that little silver CACV tank car