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At the very northeast corner of Redwater, the tail end cars of the Muskeg Mixed are leaving town and heading down to the river. That is CN coach 5095 and baggage 7857. After conversion, I came to term it a bagboose. :-) You can see mile post 30 up on the pole. It is 20:00 and in less than 15 minutes I will be at Egremont for a photo of the head end. Please see neighbouring thumbnail.
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Caption: At the very northeast corner of Redwater, the tail end cars of the Muskeg Mixed are leaving town and heading down to the river. That is CN coach 5095 and baggage 7857. After conversion, I came to term it a bagboose. :-) You can see mile post 30 up on the pole. It is 20:00 and in less than 15 minutes I will be at Egremont for a photo of the head end. Please see neighbouring thumbnail.

Photographer:
Seth B. [229] (more) (contact)
Date: 08/03/1988 (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Bagboose 7857 (search)
Train Symbol: Muskeg Mixed (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Coronado Sub. (search)
City/Town: Redwater (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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5 Comments
  1. The baggage was bought by NAR from Pullman years ago. It started life as a baggage / lounge on eastern U.S. first-class trains. A lot of years service under it’s belt!

  2. I believe the correct term is “Comboose” for combine-caboose.

  3. Mr. Kennedy is so very correct, Comboose is the proper term here. I apologize for quoting a term that I used in my own private notes and by quoting it in the caption, misleading you. :-(

  4. Hi Robin. I was checking out the 7857 a little bit. If it is still at the Rocky Mountain Rail Society or still in existence, it will be coming up on its 100th birthday in 2025. :-)

  5. As far a “comboose” is concerned, NAR had many but they all had passenger accommodations and the resultant windows.
    This car was a full baggage / express car and I thing the small cupola at the end was a CN addition after the older “combeese” were taken out of service.

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