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 Posted: Mon Mar 14th, 2016 06:26 pm
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An all-in-one wood car from the good old days:
http://worldwiderails.tumblr.com/image/141028275452
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 Posted: Mon Mar 14th, 2016 08:09 pm
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I heard (pun?) that on some RR's cars like that were known as ''Drovers Cabooses'' and were to transport the drovers of cattle to market on the same train as the cattle.

But that looks like a whole bunch of drovers.

BTW, the two foot SR&RL had similar cabosses. Caboosi ? what is the proper plural ? I don't think that it has ever been determined. This is such a perplexing question, that the rai;lroads themselves solved it by getting rid of them.

Pondering---


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 Posted: Mon Mar 14th, 2016 11:22 pm
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@Herr bert,
some also used 'cabeese' for more than one of them.



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Well, the post I made on Tues. got deleted due to some numb-nut hacking the site. He (or it) has now been hung, drawn & quartered and fed to the rats.
OK, the "drovers" caboose is a very familiar sight to southern and southwestern railroads in the US. Drovers (or cowhands) could ride along with the stock train, the car could also carry LCL (less than carload) freight, and with the cupola, the brakeman/conductor could watch for "hotboxes"* or derailments in the train ahead. Just the thing for a "mixed consist".

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*"hotboxes"-another term for "red light districts". Need more daffy-nitions?



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A parting shot about "drovers caboose-s".. Here is one owned by the Waco, Beaumont, Trinity, & Sabine in central Tejas. She's long, lean, and about as funky as can be. This photo is from "Mixed Train Daily" by Beebe & Clegg.

How cool would this one be trailing a cut of old wooden boxcars?


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Found this from U.S. Forest Service,
"Figure 45. Dedication Day of the A&SM, celebrated at Toboggan on November 16, 1898. The elegant car combined the functions of passenger coach, baggage-mail-express car, and caboose in one vehicle, a necessity on the steeply graded railroad. (By Bushong & Feldman. Museum of New Mexico photo 14914)"
http://www.foresthistory.org/ASPNET/Publications/region/3/lincoln/cultres4/sec3.htm

"Various attempts were made to find more powerful locomotives for the A&SM. In 1916, the EP&SW purchased another four-truck Shay"

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 Posted: Sat Mar 19th, 2016 02:55 am
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That's the biggest legal failing of tumbler, people are too lazy to properly source material.



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Isn't it interesting how the terms we use to describe things differ... The person who wrote that article linked above said that switches are known as 'turnouts' on the railroad. I NEVER heard anyone on the railroad call them turnouts... EVER. I worked for the UP as a consultant on their MOW equipment for a while and had an uncle that was a SWITCHMAN. If they were turnouts, the place that freight trains are made up and broken up would be called 'turnout yards', and the person who throws the SWITCH would be known as a 'turnout man'. LOL... I know that switches are called turnouts in other places, but here?
Anyway, yes, the 'drovers' car is a neat contraption. Nice pictures.

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Now THERE is a "can o' worms"!!!! Turnouts vs switches. Yep, I call em' switches...a turnout is something that happens at a political convention. "There was a great turnout"... Hmmmmm

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