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Over on the East Broad Top RR mailing list, discussion turned to a wood caboose built by Billmeyer & Smalls for the EBT and how rare photos of it were, so I dug these out of my collection and posted them to the list. I thought some here might like to see them too.
Original body about to be dropped on re-built wood frame - Click image to enlarge
Coupola being restored - Click image to enlarge
Interior - Click image to enlarge
Draft gear & top of bolster - Click image to enlarge
Bolster side view - Click image to enlarge
Nearly complete - Click image to enlarge
Looking good next to H Ry #5 - Click image to enlarge However, digging around the CAMA website, it says caboose #111 was built by the Tionesta Valley RR, so the B&S castings might have been part of a kit. From the CAMA website are these early photos of caboose #11 in operation...
And the caboose being used as a restaurant to feed hunters in the 1950's after the railroad closed up...
And finally, what it looked like in 1993 when it was donated to CAMA by the woman in the above photo just before she passed.
There are a lot more interesting pictures on CAMA's website at http://www.ctamachinery.com/Caboose%20111%20history.html