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Went for an outing at the A.P.R.A. museum and took a few photos. This old caboose was of particular interest as it appears to be in CN applied paint. If this cab is still there, it will have just had its 90th birthday in 2019, having been built in 1929. That is my best guess for a date, no notes for museum pictures.
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Caption: Went for an outing at the A.P.R.A. museum and took a few photos. This old caboose was of particular interest as it appears to be in CN applied paint. If this cab is still there, it will have just had its 90th birthday in 2019, having been built in 1929. That is my best guess for a date, no notes for museum pictures.

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Seth B. [162] (more) (contact)
Date: mid 80's? (search)
Railway: Preservation (search)
Reporting Marks: CN 78185 (search)
Train Symbol: Nil (search)
Subdivision/SNS: A.P.R.A. museum (search)
City/Town: Edmonton (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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5 Comments
  1. While this certainly replicates its in-service appearance, this is not the CN-applied paint, 78185 was among the first few pieces of equipment acquired by the APRA during the 1960s and was repainted for the first time while the organization was still at Cromdale. Initially this caboose served as the office and break room for volunteers.

    http://www.apraarchives.net/collection/index.php/Detail/objects/17745

    http://www.apraarchives.net/collection/index.php/Detail/objects/17608

    78185 has been repainted and repaired several times over years, and briefly appeared in Union Pacific yellow for the production of “Monte Walsh”.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/albertarailwaymuseum/2126947995/

    Its most recent refit took place about two years ago, when it received a new rubber roof, siding repairs, and of course a new coat of paint. Should be good for many years to come.

    https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/18/a7/1c/4e/cnr-caboose-78185-built.jpg

  2. Thanks for straightening that out. I would have called the letters in “Serves All Canada” are looking a little amateurish. I erred on the side of optimism and hoped “appears” in my caption would cover my indiscretion.

  3. I’ve got to say that I think the “old style” in almost all applied paint schemes appears to have more thought and effort put into the finished product than todays work.

  4. I agree heartily, in an indirect way, the way steam loco’s were kept shiny and spotless by the crew is an ultimate expression of this. :-)
    Pride seems to have been left on the wayside.

  5. Regarding the logo, it is worth noting that the Museum possesses an authentic full size CN maple leaf stencil, which was acquired from the Calder car shop many years ago. Being so large, old and fragile it is difficult to use, and as I recall the logo ends up being traced off the stencil and then painted by hand for the best results.

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