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Essex Terminal Railway van 55, a vintage wooden caboose likely dating from the early 1900's and still sporting old arch bar trucks, is pictured in Windsor in 1965. Its disposition is unknown, but a small steel caboose eventually took over 55's number in the late 70's (the "second" ETR 54 & 55 were ex-PC/PRR steel vans acquired used from Conrail). Two of 55's sister wooden vans survive: 53 is presently on display at the CN Essex Station, and sister 54 is at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg (both vans built circa 1907).
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Caption: Essex Terminal Railway van 55, a vintage wooden caboose likely dating from the early 1900's and still sporting old arch bar trucks, is pictured in Windsor in 1965. Its disposition is unknown, but a small steel caboose eventually took over 55's number in the late 70's (the "second" ETR 54 & 55 were ex-PC/PRR steel vans acquired used from Conrail). Two of 55's sister wooden vans survive: 53 is presently on display at the CN Essex Station, and sister 54 is at the Gibson Gallery in Amherstburg (both vans built circa 1907).

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Bill Thomson [408] (more) (contact)
Date: 1965 (search)
Railway: Essex Terminal (search)
Reporting Marks: ETR 55 (search)
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Essex Terminal Railway line (search)
City/Town: Windsor (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Really interesting. Almost looks ‘home-made’.

  2. Wow……. if one of these existed today..

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