Caboose-Coach - Unknown Number

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  1. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Look to page 11 of the following November, 1930 Frisco Employee's Magazine, for a photo of the Madill Employee's Club special train, pulled by 2-8-0 #1238:

    Note the caboose-coach combine trailing behind, and see also the thread on Caboose-Coach combines #843 and #844:

    The one above is much different in that it appears to have no baggage section and the cupola is centered. Alas, the number is obscured by the group of employees.

    Anyone have any background info on this dandy?

    Best Regards,
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  2. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Supporter

    Any info on this car?

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  3. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Richard Napper (MMR - deceased) modeled one of them in HO and wrote it up for one of Charlie's FMIG or The Frisco Museum's Newsletters.
  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Tim, that's a new one on me. The cupola appears to be centered? I've seen neither photos nor drawings of one of these previously.

    Looks like a school trip to somewhere or another. Was this in Chaffee? Any approximate date on it?

    Regardless, it's a good one!

    Best Regards,
  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Actually, Doug, Richard modeled the 844 which was a Combine / Caboose with an offset cupola versus the center-cupola Coach / Caboose pictured here.
  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Disregard, and pardon my inherent "dumbnicity." I'm embarrassed to say that I could have answered my own question, perhaps if I'd read my own post from a while back.

    Was 2008 really 8 years ago? Doesn't seem that long.

    Best Regards,
  7. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    The years are flying by.
  8. magistrate

    magistrate Member

    That's the year my body forced me to retire, not a good year.
  9. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Supporter

    Okay, It's very hard to see, if at all, the roadname on this car. The number, however, does fit in the Frisco numbering system. Also, I THINK that says WRECKER (or WRECKING) SERVICE lettered on the side. Thoughts? I've had this pic for many years but just now found it again. F caboo 99811.jpg
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  10. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    99811-99814 series cars are described in the 1908 roster as camp cars, which were built during 1889 for the KCFtS&M. The only other information states that the cars were 34' over the end sills, and they weighed 26,700 lbs.

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