SABRR Cabooses

Discussion in 'Cabooses' started by SAFN SAAP, May 4, 2011.

  1. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Hi Y'all,

    Here's the very first caboose acquired by the San Antonio de Bexar Railroad Company. She's a beaut! Although she is not a FRISCO standard, the SABRR got this caboose for a very fair price. More cabooses to come in this office SABRR thread, as AMB FRISCO units will be sought to help round out the fleet.

    Enjoy!

    Manny

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  2. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I really like it. What a neat looking cab.
    Always remember: Rule No. 1
     
  3. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Thank you Sherrel. The SABRR secured its second caboose today. A leasee from the Frisco. A Hallmark Brass Frisco Drover's Caboose. She will need new trucks and draft gear, but is solid. She'll be arriving shortly. Pictures will be posted upon arrival. She'll get repainted in new SABRR colors and markings thanks to Keith! Stay tuned!
     
  4. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    The Frisco leased caboose 27 to the SABRR. She will be arriving shortly. Upon arrival she'll receive a complete make over, paint job and put back into service.

    Here are some pics...

    Thanks for looking.

    Manny

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  5. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Hey Terry,

    No worries. I'm fortunate to have won it. In fact, the SABRR just secured a second SLSF Baggage Caboose! So now I have three! I have my eye on a few more and then I will get some AMB models. If the AMB are still available off the board, I'd like to buy some.
     
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Manny - In addition to all your new cabooses, your Westerfield Frisco gondola is on the way via Priority Mail. Wish I could have shipped it "FFF". Thanks again.

    Ken
     
  7. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member


    Thanks Ken. Glad to see you got the money safely. I hope that you are not in any danger of the flooding. Rick is next on my list for three AMB kits and that will round out my caboose kits.
     
  8. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    As for the cabooses, I'm trying to decide if I want oxide red, yellow w/boxcar brown roofs, or reefer gray and black as a paint scheme. I can't decide which.
     
  9. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Today I secured a second identical caboose for the SABRR. She'll be designated Caboose No. 2 for the fleet.
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  10. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Hi Y'all,

    Alright. I started messing around with Paint on color schemes for my caboose fleet. Please excuse the inconsistency of sizes. I'm sure you'll get the idea.

    Here is one with a toned down yellow with boxcar brown roofs and a black decking. The second is a mimic of Oxide Red with black roof and decking. The third is MOW, grey with black roofing and decking. All safety appliances will be done in black. Yes, illuminated lanterns marking end of train will be added to each caboose, as will glass to the windows.

    Please let me know what you think. I appreciate your candid comments.

    Thanks!

    Manny

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  11. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    I just took a look at the center cupola caboose and I see that the windows on the main body are right up against the roof line. This will not leave any room for the "S A N A N T O N I O D E B E X A R" How I could have missed that is beyond me. I was in such a creative mood. I'll have to go back to the drawing board. I thought the drawings looked good. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.
     
  12. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    I'm going to see if I can fit the letters in-between the windows...
     
  13. SAFN SAAP

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Okay,

    Here are the revisions. I feel that they look just as good or even better than the first attempts. What do y'all think?

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  14. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I like the red one. Crummys ought to be red - just seems right!

    Ken
     
  15. w3hodoug

    w3hodoug 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

  16. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    I agree with Ken. Go Red!
     
  17. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    It´s not EZ being a green caboose...

    I was raised near the Frisco (tuscan red), Katy (Sloan yellow), and Cotton Belt (fire engine red).

    Each seemed to fit.

    I just never got used to the red/white Frisco or green Katy cabs. The Cotton Belt´s later "SP" tuscan red with orange ends was acceptable but the SSW boys did loose a bit of their heritage.

    Joe Toth
     

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