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UP 25334 Caboose - Big Spring, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 15.244 W 101° 28.674
14S E 266565 N 3571291
Quick Description: This CA-6 class caboose is now a restaurant called "The Train Car - Cigar Bar".
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2019 7:02:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM10MAF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
Utah Rails

"This is a cupola caboose with riveted body panels, diagonal panel roofs and a safety cage at the top of the end ladder made up of round rod. It has a welded underframe.

Union Pacific themselves built the 100 CA-6 class cabooses in their own Omaha shops in August to November 1955 and were numbered as 2700-2799. They were renumbered 25300-25399 between Feb. 1959 and July 1962.

The CA-6 class was unique in several ways, even though the class shared the same General Design drawing (246-C-11229) as the CA-5 class. The cars had safety slogan frames on their sides when delivered, and were the first to get the changeable safety slogan boards. Also, they were the only class of steel cabooses built without a tool/battery box under the frame. Boxes were added later as needed or when the cars were electrified.

Most of the CA-6 class cars retained their original inside swing hanger trucks throughout their service lives. Many were converted from plain bearings on their axles to roller bearings. When the change in bearing types was made the journal box lids were painted yellow to designate roller bearings. None of the CA-6s received the 1969-1977 upgrade for pool service."

Current Use:
Restaurant


Type Of Caboose: Cupola, "Standard"

Visit Instructions:
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