On Mon, 16 May 2005 17:44:48 -0400, Wolf Kirchmeir
Most work equipment was 'brown' all over (CN Red # 11) roof, body,
trucks, under frame. All cabooses were this colour until 1943 when the
Orange # 10/Morency Orange was used, in 61-65 they switched to the new
red-orange #11. I have seen colour shots showing Orange cabooses with
black (unpainted tarpaper or roll roofing?) and brown (Red # 11?)
roofs. As long as we are talking about the wooden ones.
I am not sure what you mean by a 'work caboose' though. All CN work
trains I saw just had a regular caboose.
Steel cabooses converted to work service (as offices etc.) that I saw
mostly stayed in regular caboose colours, even one with the yellow
'International Service' cupola. I have heard of a couple being painted
silver like BNs, and I think one the same orange as ballast cars but
have not seen one.
The steel 'yard/transfer' cabooses all were regular red/black with
Have you tried http://www.cnlines.com/ ?
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I have a steel caboose (AHM, mfd by Roco, very nice body casting). It's
in "boxcar brown" (not CN's red #11) w/ black roofwalks and CN markings
- none of my data shows this colour scheme. Just wondered if I'd missed
something. I'm upgrading it for club use (we are building a display
layout, and bought some 2nd-hand stuff for it.)
I saw lots of CN work cars in Edmonton in the 60s, but can't recall
seeing cabooses, hence my question.
No, but thanks for your information, esp. dates.
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