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Panoramic View of South Amboy Caboose Track Summer 1966
A most amazing view from June 1966 atop the Engine House looking at the caboose track!
Starting at the left, you can see caboose number 8.
This is a rare occurrence, as there are not many pictures of caboose number 8.
Eventually all the cabooses would get painted red with a white stripe to match the diesels.
At this time, her cupola would get damaged and she would get turned into an inspection caboose when the Raritan adds an observation deck onto her back!
Next is Caboose
number 6. Photographed many times over
the years, she is beginning to show her age.
Caboose no. 6, just like no.8, is an ex-
Caboose number 7 is behind no.6. This is the second caboose number 7,
as the first
number 7 was also an ex-
just like her sisters no.6
and no.8. The original no.7 was
traded for this ex-Vermont Railway Caboose and sent off to the Pine Creek
A yellow Crane number 3 is visible next.
Next is open gondola RR 1734
Used with Crane no.3, I never saw any other pictures of this open top gondola.
Quite a find!
This is also an amazing find!
These were 50 ton
cars used for the many sand, clay, and brick industries that were in the local
areas of South Amboy,
Lucky for us, one still survived in 1966!
Here is an entire forum dedicated to
discussions of the