cabooses plans

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  1. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

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    some time back someone wanted interior layout plans for caboose
    found plan but could not find post if anyone knows this thread let me know or if poster reads this let me know if you found plan.
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    No plans...

    But here is a picture. It is a CP "van", as they are supposed to be called in Canada. Pretty straightforward layout. Benches on each side, a wood stove, a desk, cupboards and a washroom under the cupola, and a bit of storage.

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  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Here's another view. It is from another caboose, but the layout was the same.

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  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    And here is the outside, just so you know what I am showing you. I believe that the bay window and centre cupola cabooses had a very similar layout.

    Andrew

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    On the second photo, just past the stove is the cupola area. You may be able to make out the seating area, on top of the cupboards. There were some padded cushions up there, but I forget where the legs went. There would be some sort of ladder going up.
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    What's the boxy thing on the cabinet to the right in the second foto? Looks like maybe a water tank or something?
  7. RailRon

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    I think you're right, billk.

    Cabooses (cabeese?) had to carry a fresh water supply, especially in the climatically hot zones. You can also see the sink in front of the tank.

    Ron
  8. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    The "boxy thing" is a water tank, with a little tap that hangs over a small round sink. You can see it here in the "lightened" version of the photo.

    (You can lighten a photo by cranking up the "gamma" setting in the balance control where you also set brightness and contrast).

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  9. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Your feet go at the top of the ladder. In the cupola, there are two seats on each side facing each other. There are cupboards and storage areas under each seat, with the ladder up the middle.

    Here is a picture looking forward from the left-rear seat in the cupola. You can see the rear facing seat, and to the right is the ladder down to the little corridor you can see past the kitchen" in the shots above.

    Hope that helps.

    Andrew

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