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Old May 26th, 2014, 12:49 AM
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Default Caboose photo -Boom Town

Would anyone out there have a photo of the standard gauge caboose that was on display at Boom Town 1963-1973? I think there was a PR photo or newspaper photo taken showing the car's road number on the side, but I can't find the photo.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 10:07 AM
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Here is one I found at my fingertips, I'll look and see if I have others.

It doesn't show the number, but it may have been the one that you were thinking of.
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Old May 28th, 2014, 02:05 PM
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Thanks for looking. That is the caboose (from the Texas & Pacific). The picture I remember was from the other side. Still can't find it yet. Looked through Clint's DMN files without success.

I would be interested in other photos if you find them.

There are few photos of the second caboose up close and on display on the south side of the bathroom. I have one taken from the sky hook. This might have been a T & P car too.

The lost parents caboose was from East Texas.

I understand the latter two were sold.

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Old May 28th, 2014, 11:06 PM
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Default Re: Caboose photo -Boom Town

I haven't run across anything that shows the numbers.

There is a shot of the depot station that shows a little corner of the caboose.
I ran across a shot from the sky crane that shows the basic shape.

I have a shot of a couple of cabooses in storage.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 09:10 PM
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Default Re: Caboose photo -Boom Town

Thanks for looking and for the photo showing the end of the T&P "muley caboose".

I will probably find my note or the photo when I'm not looking for them. I must have everything you found with collections from:

Scott Jordan box car photo. http://www.sfot.net/sfot-forums/atta...0&d=1206163704

Steve B. photo taken from the sky crane

Arl Citizen Journal aerial BT construction.

I have a photo I took over by the baseball fields with the two in storage.

Here are a few more, but they are bad microfilm photocopies from early spring 1963. The one showing the train station from the street should have the T&P muley caboose car number of the left side under the cupola if the print was better. I don't think the negative is available because it's a Gazette/News Texan photo.

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The one you posted of the boomtown station is one of the ones I ran across.
Just the end of the caboose is showing.

Here is a shot from the parking lot.

It is probably a little closer than one from the tower.
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Here is an aerial that I found on facebook.


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Old June 27th, 2014, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Caboose photo -Boom Town

It was caboose 2424. After some digging up at UTA, I found a ACJ photographer took a photo of the bathrooms during BT construction and caught the end of the caboose. The park painted over the car number on the end with the hand painted wording (see first post pic).

I'm still searching for a clear close up photo of the entire caboose.
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