St Louis, Southwestern Railway Long Caboose 2305         
Known as a "Long Caboose" on the Cotton Belt. Probably used for mixed train service. Seen at the Valley Railroad in Essex, Connecticut, 1 July 1987, the 2305 was owned by the Railroad Museum of New England. Received word 10 April 2011, the 2305 will be leaving New England within a couple of months to a new owner. Latest news as of 9 July 2011, the new owner is Mr. Gary Powell. The SSW 2305 is in the process of being prepared for road movement from Old Saybrook, CT to Texas where some say it belongs.
Date: 7/1/1987 Location: Essex, CT   Map Show Essex on a rail map Views: 3866 Collection Of:   Ron Chouinard
Rolling Stock: SSW 2305 (Caboose) Author:  Ron Chouinard
St Louis, Southwestern Railway Long Caboose 2305
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Name Type Comments Date
Ed Cooper General This is not a Drover's Caboose. Cotton Belt called it a long caboose or a nine window caboose. This type of car was used for local passenger service on mixed trains. 4/8/2011 6:36:06 PM
v wheeler General Does anyone know where the 2305 is moving to, and when? 6/27/2011 8:24:23 AM
Jim Burgess General SSW 2305 served on the PSE branch of the Cotton Belt through the 1950's 11/19/2011 2:07:23 PM
Ed Cooper General The 2305 is currently at the shops of the Austin Steam Train Association in Cedar Park, TEXAS being restored. 8/16/2012 6:36:56 AM

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