Talky Tuesday #9

Last week’s WW is a portrait of S&NY caboose #15 and train crew at Towanda, probably during the winter of 1941-42. #15 was the S&NY’s only 8-wheel caboose.

I do not know the origin of this piece of equipment, but after abandonment, the caboose was sold to the Arcade & Attica Railroad in New York state, and became the A&A’s #303. Miraculously, #15/303 still existed as of 2012 on static display in Attica, NY.

I would very interested in the identities of the men in the photo for completeness sake. Comparing with photos in Kaseman’s book, I believe the man at the far right is engineer Eli Chilton. The others, I have no clue.

One Thought on “Talky Tuesday #9

  1. Steve Hall on May 1, 2015 at 23:40 said:

    L-R: Ed Eldridge, Henry Benjamin, Jimmie Kinsman, Honey Smith, Eli Chilson

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