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Cody J


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« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2009, 07:38:17 PM »

Also,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTXN_rP9hOg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7Fe4e6Jum0&NR=1

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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2009, 09:54:32 PM »

Yup, Cody found 'em!

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« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2009, 10:58:28 AM »

I am modeling the fictional BNSF Freemont Subdivision which is set in 1997, I am planning on either 1 or 2 ATSF cabooses and maybe 1 BN caboose and 1 BNSF caboose so obviously I agree with ebtbob on what he said.

cody

I agree with Cody and Bob. I just like cabooses.  Smiley

Especially "bobbers" for short hauls, and "drovers'" style for mixed trains.  Smiley
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rogertra


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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2009, 02:35:07 AM »

I was once told by a former PRR employee who worked in a signal tower that "trains" had a caboose and may or may not been scheduled. Moving a group of freight cars without a caboose was called a "move." The move may have had a flag in the coupler or not, depending on the railroad.

I think caboose rules varied from railroad to railroad although I'm sure there were FRA rules.


According to the rule book, what makes a "train" is NOT the caboose it's the marker lights or EOT device.  Add marker lights to the caboose or an EOT to the end of a cut of cars and you have a train.  Remove the marker lights or the EOT and you have a cut of cars.  Them's the rules.
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2009, 12:28:57 PM »

Very good research Roger, I've copied that down on a notebook, no, just in my mental memory.

If a real marker is required, I've been pulling a cut of cars all my life! Cheesy (It's a joke since all of my cabooses don't have light-up makers, though I'm tempted with Tomar's working caboose markers.)

Hey, Roger, what does it say about the flag in the coupler thing? Does that mark a train, or just put on a cut of cars?

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2009, 10:37:19 PM »

Very good research Roger, I've copied that down on a notebook, no, just in my mental memory.

If a real marker is required, I've been pulling a cut of cars all my life! Cheesy (It's a joke since all of my cabooses don't have light-up makers, though I'm tempted with Tomar's working caboose markers.)

Hey, Roger, what does it say about the flag in the coupler thing? Does that mark a train, or just put on a cut of cars?

Joshua

Flag in coupler equates to a marker light.
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lirrman

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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2009, 04:10:39 PM »

I love cabooses on my HO railroad.  When I see the caboose emerge from the tunnel I know I have the whole train.
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RAM

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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2009, 11:14:08 PM »

In my world a train is not a train with out a caboose.
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Robertj668

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« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2009, 01:04:46 AM »

I love Cabooses! 
I would put a caboose on the Acella Express if I could.  Only Kidding!
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RAM

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« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2009, 04:53:27 PM »

PRR ran cabooses on the mail trains.
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« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2009, 08:42:18 PM »

Robert,
Depends, Bobber or Bay Window?

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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2009, 10:09:14 PM »

Santafeuff
I would say Bay Windows.  But the Bobber is cool too.

LIRRMan
Does that stand for Long Island Rail Road? If it does, cool!

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