Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Central Vermont Ry. Caboose #4015

CV 4015 overall view shows us it has a good coat of paint on most of the body. You can still see some of the Green Mountain green on the cupola.

 Central Vermont 4015
 Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum 2011

If you are a member of the CVRHS you will have the current issue of the Ambassador (Vol. 19 No. 3) which has a nice article about the May 2000 acquisition and movement of CV caboose #4015 by the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum.. If you are not a member but are interested in this issue I think they sell back issues to non member for a fee. CV 4015 is currently at the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum located in Massachusetts. 4015 has been restored although not yet painted or letter for the CV. The CV sold the caboose to the Green Mountain Ry and became their #41. The Green Mountain sold the caboose in the late 1970's to a private individual who displayed it for many years before the Museum acquired it. The Amherst Railway Society made a generous donation at that time which made the deal happen and saved a piece of CV history.

Last fall while rail fanning the East Deerfield, Mass. area I did a quick side trip to Shelburne so I could look at the CV caboose. I found the museum closed but the caboose on display. The following photos are from October 2011 and detail what I saw...George

I took a photo through the door window. We are looking towards the cupola end. The interior is in excellent condition. The interior is Gray and green.

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