Location of private cabooses.

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Location of private cabooses.

Unread postby trainjunkie47 » Wed May 30, 2007 10:13 am

After seeing the one post, western michigan where is it, I got to wondering where other such cabooses are located around Michigan in view of anyone traveling down the highway.

One I know of is located on M-115 one mile West toward Cadillac from US-10. On the left side, heading west, is a caboose with Santa Fe paint on one side and GTW paint on the other. Split loyalties I guess.

So where are others?
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Unread postby BB » Wed May 30, 2007 10:49 am

Here's an AA caboose in Traverse City by the depot.

There's a guy north of Manistee on US 31 that has a DT&I one in front of his house on about 50ft of track. It's all decked out to live in too. There's something about the local ordinance that a structure can't be a certain amount of distance from the house so he can move it back and forth on the section of track.
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Unread postby J T » Wed May 30, 2007 3:29 pm

C&O caboose is at the fairgrounds just off of I-96 at the Eagle exit. There's also one at the Allegan County fairgrounds.

Geez...there are so many I see in my travels...I can't even think of another one right now...brain is just a blur.
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Unread postby GLC 392 » Wed May 30, 2007 3:38 pm

i dont know where it is now but there is a TSBY painted caboose that someone owns somewhere in Michigan.
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Unread postby cnw8835 » Wed May 30, 2007 3:54 pm

Of course GTW 75003 in Durand.

Caro- GTW caboose, northeast of town off M-81

Lapeer- While not visable from the main roads through town, there is a GTW, an NYC and a DT&I caboose at the depot.

Imlay City- Again, not visable from the main road, GTW caboose at the depot.

Sparta- Ex-C&O wide vision caboose hidden back by the old TS&M depot.

Blissfield- While not technically on display, the Adrian & Blissfield has CN, GTW and DW&P cabooses on their property that are easily seen while driving by on US-223.

Many more I can't think of off the top of my head right now. I'll put them in as I remember.
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Unread postby J T » Wed May 30, 2007 3:58 pm

I THINK there is one in Lake Odessa near the old depot, too. It's been a few years since I've driven by it, but for some reason I seem to remember seeing one there.
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Unread postby GrandTrunkFan » Wed May 30, 2007 6:44 pm

Yes the caboose in Lake Odessa is still there. I know someone has a caboose in their backyard in Charlotte. Its not very easy to find but its a Missouri Pacific caboose.
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Unread postby TrainNut85 » Thu May 31, 2007 9:16 pm

Got a few of them here in Clare, two of them are ex-CN, with one of them still having CN on it, and the third is a N5 i think with the side windows. They're owned by Mears in Rosebush but they sit in the old abandoned recycle place. All three are pretty much trashed inside tho :( .
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Unread postby osomething » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:27 am

teehee... private caboose... heehee
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Unread postby RailCanon » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:42 pm

There's auctually two cabeese in the Charlotte area: One is the MoPac caboose that was previously mentioned, and then there is another one outside of town a little ways. I can't remember exactly where though, and I've only seen it once.
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Unread postby LSRC » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:48 pm

If I recall correctly, either in TC or Peteosky, or both, there are passenger cars a flat car, and possibly a caboose on an old spur disconnected from any track. Very beat up though. Saw them while visiting a business. There is also someone who owns a caboose that lives on the Thunder Bay River in Alpena. This guy has it made. The caboose, the fence made out of whistle posts, the working cross buck at the end of his driveway, etc. I'll have to grab a few pictures some time.
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Unread postby Railnut » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:18 am

That one mentioned that is in both GTW and ATSF paint is because it was an ATSF cab before the GTW purchased it, the owned wanted to honor both roads that ran it.

In da thumb:

GTW cabs:

75003-Durand (across the track from the depot)
75006-Wadhams..in the mini-storage next to the KOA on Lapeer Rd.
75007-Lapeer, behind the GTW depot
75016-Mayville, next to the exPM depot..both are on M-24 just east of Mayville
75017-Imlay City, behind the GTW depot
75019-Caro, on display next to the ex PM Ubly depot on M-24 just north of the Wal-Mart.
78899-Capac, on old M-21 east of Capac Rd, on display next to the exGTW depot
79032(?)-Mayville, on display next to the exPM Vassar depot on M-24, east of town (NOTE..WOOD CAB!!!)
A 79000 series steel cab on the hill, Burch and Wildcat roads


909xxx-Sebewing, in a backyard.

2835-Richville, on M-46 just east of Saginaw

One in a yard just east of M-53 (last dirt road before you get to M-46)
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Unread postby SDavey » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:52 am

I think there is probally one in Shepherd near the depot in town there. There is also a chessie painted caboose in the park located along the Saginaw Sub in Romulus.

Around the Saginaw Area that place on M-46 east of town has a few railroad cars on their property, which could include a caboose or two.
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Unread postby i995impalass » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:45 am

19mile and Lincoln Lake - Greenville- Walbash- At Farmhouse

M-50 Just south of RR crossing- Alto- ???-Ice Cream Caboose

Grand River Ave- Howell- ATSF- turned to Ice cream Shop

Kalamazoo/ Cottage Grove /off Cottage Grove -GR- GTW?- IN Junk Yard-Old PM Line to East GR, there mabe two ill check

There more, I cant think of tho..
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Unread postby i995impalass » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:13 pm

Burley Park M-46 - Howard City- Chessie- in Park

M-66 - Stanton- Chessie ( Painted School Colors) Stanton High School

Patterson Ave- Kentwood- NW- By Chessie Bridge

This Helps http://www.michiganrailroads.com/MichRRs/Information/CabooseList.htm
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Unread postby esprrfan » Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:22 pm

There's a SP caboose 1317 at a petting zoo pumkin/apple farm in Wheatland.
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Unread postby astrovanman1989 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:47 pm

ther is a pm and c&o caboose at saginaw railway measum

the juntion resturant in saginaw

aa cabosse in portsmouth township sag county at pride and country store

also aa in sag round house

dm in bay city yard

c&o in sanford
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Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:07 pm

Railnut wrote:Ah..cabooses:
One in a yard just east of M-53 (last dirt road before you get to M-46)
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It's at the corner of Cooper and Boyne roads...and that answers a question I had...it sure doesn't look like a D&M caboose anymore...

Also, I believe on the north side of Three Rivers (or maybe Schoolcraft), there is a restaurant/bar? that includes a caboose which is visible from 131.

Slightly out of state- there is a caboose on US20 between South Bend and Michigan City...
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Unread postby astrovanman1989 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:27 am

d&m in standish

maybe one at the buckley tractor show by trav city nw transfer caboose :?:
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Unread postby sd70accsxt700 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:20 pm

Well to start this off I guess if I was smart I would have took photos of the cabs that I seen but as most know Im a little slow, to think of things.

This is just from today as I see more and search out the ones that I know where they are I will update.

On the TLE&W

In Waterville, OH

NKP 475 (bay window, in NKP paint)

In Grand Rapids, OH

C&O 90864 (C&O for progress, in red, wood)

ex-CR No number, no logo (repainted red, Northeast style cab)

C&O 903667 (Chessie paint)

GTW 75057 (GT Red, shoving platform type)

NKP 466 (Bay Window, in NKP paint)

ex-CR, No number (exx-PRR porthole window cab, in CR Blue paint, no logo)
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