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Antique 4 light railroad signals. I have 3 of them they are $250 each obo. You move. No delivery. Could be rewired to light again. These are from a rail yard in upstate NY. Located in Washington Co. NY.
Extra parts available with purchase of signal (lenses, sheilds, etc.) $5-$30. It is best to call (518) 638-6929 or (717) 989-5528 (cell for days).
My husband and I operate as a not for profit horse rescue.He also works full time for C.P.Rail. We founded our rescue stable over a decade ago and it is getting harder and harder to keep the stable doors open. If the signals sell the money will go to the winter hay bill for our 16 horses that live in the sanctuary portion of our farm. They are not able to be ridden but work with our handicapped and at risk kids that come to visit. Thanks for posting them for us.
1944 Union Pacific Caboose for sale
I am looking at various railroad sites on the internet as I am thinking about selling my 1944 Union Pacific Caboose this spring or summer. I purchased it at an estate sale eleven years ago. My husband and I have painted, added electricity and a number of other things to it and kept it in great condition but we are in our 80s now, he has medical problems and although I painted the exterior of our home, shop and barns this past summer by myself I'm realizing I just can't keep climbing ladders and doing all the things I'd like to do.
Its been a great landmark alongside our driveway, our grandchildren, great grandchildren and so many nice folks have enjoyed it but I believe the time has come that we need to part with it. Its in good condition and has the original conductor's desk and chair, potbelly stove, coal bucket, sink, ice box, toilet, cushions on the benches and in the cupola and many other original items.
We also added an old caboose whistle on one end and an antique logging engine whistle on the other end that we run with a compressor from the shop. In one of the closets my husband put a "real" toilet hooked into an old septic system that has come in real handy when my daughter, a school teacher, brings her class to visit. Its much easier having the real toilet there rather than having 30-40 1st graders running in and out of the house. I hate to give up my caboose as it has given us much pleasure. I was just wondering if you know railroad collectors who might be looking for a caboose and could give me some idea of where to advertise it? I'd put it on ebay but I don't have a box big enough to put it in.
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Narrow Gauge Through the Bush
Narrow Gauge Through the Bush by Rod Clarke
Rod's self-published book, "Narrow Gauge Through the Bush" (ISBN 978-0-9784406-0-2) relates the history of the narrow gauge Toronto Grey and Bruce and Toronto and Nipissing Railways in the 1860's, 70's and 80's. It has taken him 20 years of research and 9 years of writing. the story of the promotion, building, and operation of the lines from Toronto to Owen Sound and Teeswater, and Toronto to Coboconk; and includes much detail about the campaigns in villages and townships to raise tax bonuses to get the railway built.
Since the book is fully researched and documented, and mentions many personalities involved in the political, promotion and construction campaigns it will be of interest to people researching local and family Ontario history, as well as railfans.
Many new photographs, and drawings never before published, with a color section showing how the railways might have appeared in those far off days. Over 30 scale drawings in S scale of locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and structures. A large format book, nearly 400 pages long, beautifully hard bound so that it will become a historical reference.
"This is a stunning achievement for anyone interested in the history of railways. It's an absolutely delightful book that includes much original colour artwork…The research and the documentation are impressive". Derek Boles, Toronto Railway Heritage Group Historian.
Circa 1950's Cupola Caboose. This Northern Pacific Car, later Burlington Northern, is currently being used as a gallery.
It's been a coffee shop and a gallery while occupying space in Lyons, CO (30 minutes North of Denver) It measures 31' 5" Long x 9' Wide x 7' 4" High. The Cupola adds another 4' 6".
1906 Burlington Car manufactured by Pullman was part of the Burlington & Southern Route. It currently is in Lyons, CO (30 minutes North of Denver) and was most recently being used as a residence and a gallery. Before that, it was a Tourist Info Center in Winter Park, CO.
It measures 67' Long x 9' Wide x 10' 5" High (w/out Trucks).