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Zak LaRoza

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Anyone got a good photo of the B&SR caboose?
« on: October 26, 2010, 04:16:47 PM »
I really need a photo of the B&SR caboose for a modeling project I'm doing.

Vincent "Lightning" LeRow

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Re: Anyone got a good photo of the B&SR caboose?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 10:42:01 PM »
Ask around the MNG volunteers... They rebuilt that caboose in the mid 90's
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Re: Anyone got a good photo of the B&SR caboose?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2010, 08:53:19 AM »
Zak,  The time period will matter because the B&SR caboose operated in a couple of configurations and even differing road numbers, 32 and 101.  Right now it is in the original configuration with a new cupola and is numbered 32.  Early in it's life it lost the cupola from a low hanging wire on the new Harrison Branch.  There was also an Edaville rebuild with the caboose getting side doors from combine 15.  (The doors were moved from the center to the end.)  The caboose looks great after the rebuild by MNG but it's hard to get a good photo of it inside the museum. 

A copy of Two Feet to the Lakes will give you a number of good photos of the car when it was in service on the B&SR / B&H.

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Re: Anyone got a good photo of the B&SR caboose?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2010, 02:23:04 PM »
I went to the MNG this summer, too bad I didn't get a photo of it then...

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Re: Anyone got a good photo of the B&SR caboose?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 07:10:05 PM »
Hi Zak     :o

The Great Falls Model Railroad Club in Auburn Maine has a collection of scale drawings by John T Derr. Being a member of the club and also having an interest in building 1/20.3 scale models of the B&SR I do know they have the drawing of #101 without the top. It also has an inside drawing as well. Get  a hold of Terry the libarian and he will know just were it is. Here is the web-site for the Great Falls Club.

http://www.greatfallsmodelrrclub.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

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Zak LaRoza

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Re: Anyone got a good photo of the B&SR caboose?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 07:56:35 PM »
Thanks, but I don't live in Lewiston or Auburn  :'(. I will try to email them for a scanned version of the caboose   ::)

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Re: Anyone got a good photo of the B&SR caboose?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 09:02:23 PM »
I took one a few years ago. Here is what it looks like now.
As for the cupola, comparing the current one with one of the only photos that showed the original cupola, this one looks a little high. Not much, 6 inches maybe.






Look Closely. There is a picture on the platform of the "before"
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Re: Anyone got a good photo of the B&SR caboose?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 08:58:25 AM »
Thanks! :D Those photos are good enough for now,  ;D I will be taking some when I visit the MNG in Spring.