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Late 70s/Early 80s Southern Cabooses
« on: January 19, 2023, 10:19:10 AM »
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In a similar vein to knowing what Amtrak cars I need to watch out for, I'm going to ask the same question about Southern cabooses.

I've got a pair of Scaletrains SD40-2s on order and will therefore need a caboose.

I'm thinking I need to look out for this Bluford car.
41020 Southern road service #X336;
41021 Southern road service #X397

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Is there anything else I should be or could be on the lookout for?
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Re: Late 70s/Early 80s Southern Cabooses
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2023, 12:58:15 PM »
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No link or picture but I am going to guess it was one of blufords bay window southern cabs.  You probably want the bright red one with no yellow window which was the usual road cab.  Not the earlier caboose red ones.  They are out there but are getting harder to find since it has been a couple of years since bluford ran that scheme.  The last few have been the earlier versions with box car red bodies and black roofs.

ETA (after you fixed the pics):  Yes that is it. Might find one at Amherst if you are going.
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Re: Late 70s/Early 80s Southern Cabooses
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2023, 01:28:46 PM »
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Wish you'd have come to this realization a few weeks ago, as I'm pretty sure we had 1 at the shop.

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Re: Late 70s/Early 80s Southern Cabooses
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2023, 02:20:26 PM »
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At one point they fitted one out with solar panels.  There was an article in "Ties" the SRY company rag in the late 70s.  I might have a copy in the stacks, but Google might be faster.
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Re: Late 70s/Early 80s Southern Cabooses
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2023, 02:27:08 PM »
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Wish you'd have come to this realization a few weeks ago, as I'm pretty sure we had 1 at the shop.

Dammit! Although it might've been the more recent yellow bay version which, apparently, was for local service.

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Re: Late 70s/Early 80s Southern Cabooses
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2023, 02:42:14 PM »
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Re: Late 70s/Early 80s Southern Cabooses
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2023, 02:42:57 PM »
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Dammit! Although it might've been the more recent yellow bay version which, apparently, was for local service.

I work this weekend, so I'll double check