Caboose Photo Archive
the cabooses of the B&O, C&O, WM and Chessie


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Number
 Location & Information
 Date  Photo Credit
 C-10
Hollaway OH
WOW!
 Oct. 15, 1987  Chip Syme
   ???
Norwalk OH
 Sept 4, 2002  Chip Syme
   C-1974
Barnsville OH
 Aug 8, 2001  Chip Syme
 C-1974
Barnsville OH
 March 28, 2002  Sam Sponseller
  C-1979   April 1975 Jim Roberts
 
C-2028
Connorsville IN
May 15, 2007
Jim Hebner
  C-2042 Philadelphia PA 1962
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 C-2050
Rowlesburg WV
April 27, 2007 Keith Takarsh
C-2050
Rowlesburg WV
April 27, 2007 Keith Takarsh
C-2050
Rowlesburg WV
April 27, 2007 Keith Takarsh
  C-2065 Chicago IL 1965  
C-2079     from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 

C-2125

Connorsville IN May 15, 2007 Jim Hebner
 

C-2129

Connorsville IN May 15, 2007 Jim Hebner
  C-2152 Indianapolis IN 1970 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
C-2165
 Benwood Jct WV
July 8, 1978   Ross L Jack 
  C2168 Chicago IL 1971 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
  C-2177 Washington DC 1966 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
C-2230 Warren OH 1975 from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
  C-2232 Connorsville IN May 15, 2007 Jim Hebner
C-2235 Mars PA  Oct 25, 1992  Ross L Jack 
C-2235 Mars PA   Oct 14, 1990  Ross L Jack  
         

Lewisburg OH
built for BR&P as 258
then B&O C2609
then 90369 - class I-10

   
   

by 1995 weather had amost destoryed it
Restoration started in 1996

   
         
         
         
         
         
C-2235 Mars PA    Oct 25, 1992  Ross L Jack  

I-12 class
In the 1930’s the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad began experimenting with new car designs
in an effort to save money and keep their own employees employed. One of the more
successful designs, and one that became a signature design for the B&O, was the
wagontop design.

In 1935 and 1936, the B&O applied this design to about 7 cabooses and each had
its unique traits. These first designs were classified as I-5. In 1941 the B&O applied
an improved wagontop design to a new, all steel caboose and it became known as the
I-12 wagontop caboose. In all, the B&O had 125 of these cabooses constructed in
two separate batches. In 1941 the Keyser, WV shops built 100 I-12s and numbered
them 2400 – 2499 and in 1945 the last 25 were built in the same shops and
numbered 2800 – 2824.

Spring Mill Depot has produced an excellent HO Scale model of the I-12
Fox Valley Models is planning a N scale Version

C-2419
Cincinnati OH
Sept 1974
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
Grafton WV
   
 
C-2445
Grafton WV
 July 22, 2001
 Ross L Jack
 
C-2472
Grafton OH
 Sept 4, 2002
 Chip Syme
 Baltimore MD
 May 6, 2001
Chip Syme
 Nelsonville OH
a recent addition on the privately owned cabooses at the
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway

the two sides are different schemes
 April 2005
 Jim Hebner
Elizabeth NJ
Broad Street Station
 6-27-75
 Harv Kahn
Baltimore MD
I-7A
 
 May 20, 2001
Ross L Jack  
 Nelsonville OH
one of the privately owned cabooses on the
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
April 2005 
Jim Hebner 
 
C-3045
Athens OH
March 1, 1978
Greg Borgwald
 Baltimore MD
 May 20, 2001
Ross L Jack  
 Baltimore MD
 May 20, 2001
Ross L Jack  
 Silver Springs MD
 June 1974
 Dick Leonhardt
 
Gaithersburg MD
July 1974
 Sheridan Smith
from the
collection of
Mike Farrell
 Silver Springs MD
 June 1974
  Dick Leonhardt
 Arlington VA
 April 1979
 Dick Leonhardt
 Baltimore MD
 May 2001
 Ross Jack
 Baltimore MD
 May 2001
 Ross Jack
 Arlington VA
 Feb 1978
  Dick Leonhardt
 Arlington VA
 March 1979
 Dick Leonhardt
 
         
90831
 
Nov 1972
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
90831
 
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
90915
 
Dec 1970
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
         
unknown location
 Sept 2005
Brice Volger
 Lester OH
 Sept 4, 2002
 Chip Syme
Willard OH
Sept 27, 1986
Ross L Jack
 Willard OH
 Sept 27, 1986
 Ross L Jack
 Glennwood Jct
Pittsburgh PA
  Aug 2, 1986
  Chip Syme
 New Castle PA
Sept 26, 1986
Ross L Jack
   
 Chip Syme
 
 902958
  Willard OH
 Sept 27, 1986
 Ross L Jack
 
 903001
 Butler PA
 Feb 83
 Ross L Jack
 
903005
Cleveland OH
Midwest Railway
Preservation Society
May 5, 2007
Sam Sponseller
 Cumberland MD
 July 14, 1985
 Ross L Jack
  Wooster OH
 June 5, 1988
 Chip Syme
Massilon OH
 June 5, 1997
 Chip Syme
 Elkins WV
 July 14, 1985
 Ross L Jack
 Elkins WV
July 14, 1985 
Ross L Jack
 New Castle PA
Sept 4, 1995 
Ross L Jack  
   
 Chip Syme
Cumberland MD 
 Sept 1985
 Chip Syme
 Punxsy PA
April 5, 1986
Ross L Jack
Mexic Tower
east end Cumberland yard
Aug 14, 1985
Ross L Jack
Mexic Tower
east end Cumberland yard
Aug 14, 1985
Ross L Jack
 Operator Charlie Downs is shown handing up the orders to the conductor on the rear of Tr.93 as it departs Newport News, VA . With the entire train now on the mainline, the conductor will radio the head end for the highball.
May 10, 1986
 Russell Underwood
 
903936
Dayton Ohio
At 2nd and Webster Streets
at the farmers' market.
April 25, 2009
Greg Borgwald
unknown location
Jan 31, 1986
Ross L Jack
Petrelia PA
April 7, 1987
Ross L Jack
Plymouth MI
April 16, 2008
Crow T Robot

Plymouth MI
a caboose with a fred

good greif!

April 16, 2008
Crow T Robot
Circleville OH
June 9, 2004 
David Miller
 
904066
Cleveland OH
Midwest Railway
Preservation Society
May 5, 2007
Sam Sponseller
New Castle PA
March 23, 1986 
Ross L Jack
 Ohio?
 Sept 24, 1989
 Jay Brown


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Western Maryland cabooses
  #  Location & Information  Date  Photo Credit
1806  Baltimore MD August 1977  Dick Leonhardt
1828  Hagerstown MD May 1974 Jim Shepard
 
1881  Gettysburg PA  Sept 30, 1978  Foley Fotos
1881  Gettysburg PA  Sept 30, 1978  Foley Fotos
1881  Gettysburg PA  Sept 30, 1978  Foley Fotos


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use on all of them, but a few may have slipped through. Please, let me know if that has happened.


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This archive was first accessed August 1996
Updated November 9, 2015