Welcome, follow along with George Dutka in his journal which documents the additions and future thoughts for the HO scale White River Division model railroad and to his continuing historical New England railroad research. The White River Division is now in its 14th modeler's season. The "modeler's season" runs from November to April each year. Inspiration comes from the Boston and Maine, Rutland and Central Vermont Railway during the 1950's with additional posts by Don Janes and Peter Mumby.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Central Vermont Caboose #4046
Today CV 4046 is on display at Komoka, Ont.
Central Vermont Steel Caboose #4046
Komoka Railway Museum, Komoka, Ontario
Re-post from April 2012
One New England artifact that resides a few miles from my home in London,
Ont. is an ex-CV caboose. Once the CV began cabooseless operations the
fleet was transferred to the GTW and this one became GTW 79198. The CV did
hold onto one caboose for special assignments.
At some point...don't recall the year (at least 15 years ago) the Komoka
Railway Museum approached CNR for a display caboose. They already had the
station and order board from Komoka plus a CNR baggage car. The CNR did have a group of cabooses in storage in Port Huron, Michigan. From these one was awarded to the museum and to their surprise one arrived at a later day. The caboose received a coat of painted once it arrived. It kept its same GTW number. One can still see the ridges from the CV numbering and lettering which was applied as a tape decal...maybe at some point it will be re-lettered in its original logo...George Dutka