Wordless Wednesday #145

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #102

Last week’s “WW #144” is another shot of S&NY 4-wheel caboose #16, this time a nice full side-elevation shot. The Bachmann HO 4-wheel caboose might make a good foundation for a model of #16. Time will tell, as there are many other projects that would take priority.

Meanwhile, for a view of the other side of #16, see “WW #32” here.

Wordless Wednesday #144

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #101

Last week’s “WW #143 is an additional view of caboose #16. I have no photos of #16 in service in a train, and it may have been derelict or only used for MOW service by the time of the 1942 abandonment.

Wordless Wednesday #143

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #100

“WW #142” of two weeks ago is a 3/4 view of caboose #16. Per a 1938 ORER of 1938, there were 4 cabooses on the roster at that time, numbered 14-17. Caboose #15 was sold to the Arcade and Attica Railroad. The others were offered for sale after abandonment, beginning at $50.

Wordless Wednesday #142

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #99

4-6-0 #119 leads a mixed freight in last week’s “WW #141”. 5 cars back is a mid-train helper. A number of photos show a helper engine multiple cars back in S&NY freights; I assume this was due to weight restrictions on bridges. Location of the photo is uncertain.

Wordless Wednesday #141

Bill Caloroso – Cal’s Classics

Talky Tuesday #98

S&NY #117 displays her fireman’s side on “WW #140” from December 20th. The jacketing over the boiler could use a little repair, but the 117 still looks to be in service, given the white flags on the smokebox and the load of coal in the tender. #117 was a 1900 product of the Schenectady Works, purchased used from the NYC as #1748 in 1926. The 2-6-0 went to the scrapper after abandonment.