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Title: BAR caboose
Post by: Alex on June 10, 2011, 09:11:13 PM
Hi,

I have a rake (do they call it that in the US?) of BAR boxcars. Thay are all in the red/white/blue livery of the State of Maine. I am looking for a BAR caboose in a similar livery. These caboose's (caboosi?) are unlike the normal style I have seen. They look like a box car with verandas at each end and a cupola style lookout area on top of the roof in the middle.

Would anyone know if this style of caboose is available in BAR red/white/blue livery? I'm also looking for a BAR engine in the same livery. I have seen a set of decals for a 1776 Bicentennial engine so if I can't find one I may do a respray on a donnar engine.

Any pointers welcome.

Alex
Title: Re: BAR caboose
Post by: Jonathan Clapp on June 11, 2011, 12:05:31 AM

BAR was a lovely and beloved little railroad.
That R/W/B paint scheme was only applied to a few box cars. the vast majority of BAR freight of that era was plain oxide red.
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bar/bar5710akg.jpg)
 contemporaneously, the BAR had a very attractive black/orange/grey scheme for their locos, (http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bar/bar84am.jpg)
huge collection of BAR photos: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bar/bar.html
another HUGE collection of BAR photos: http://photos.nerail.org/show/?order=byrail&page=1&key=Bangor%20and%20Aroostook
RTR models have been produced recently
Altas GP-38
(http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/NLocomotives/ngp3840/48918.jpg)
GP-9
(http://www.atlasrr.com/Images/NLocomotives/ngp79/8441.jpg)
Atlas model railroad: http://www.atlasrr.com/

BAR cabeese I think were all oxide red as well, with yellow ends.
Atlas has their standard end cupola caboose painted up with the older logo:
https://secure.atlasrr.com/mod1/itemdesc.asp?ic=35556&eq=&Tp=
I dont think BAR ever had cabeese exactly like this, but its reasonably close.

yes, the plural of 'caboose' is 'cabeese'.
a 'rake' of cars in an unknown term over here. railroaders say a 'cut' of cars, or a 'string' of cars.

lots of railroads pinted up a bi-centennial engine. I never saw the BAR one.
There is  a decal set available  for B&M #200 . I do recall seeing that in traffic.
(http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/bm/bm200ajs.jpg)


Title: Re: BAR caboose
Post by: Alex on June 11, 2011, 10:39:41 AM
Hi Jonathan,

Many thanks for the links. The last engine on the Fallen Flags link is a GP-7 in the Spirit of 1776 livery. They also did a matching caboose as well. I think it was called a porthole caboose?

I'll keep an eye out for 2nd hand engines. I quite like the grey/black/red livery as well.

Here's a photo of some of my BAR boxcars.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/potato.jpg)

Alex
Title: Re: BAR caboose
Post by: Lawrence on June 11, 2011, 11:11:08 AM
Alex, I have a book on The Caboose in the house somewhere, I'll dig it out if you want to borrow it.  Let me know
Title: Re: BAR caboose
Post by: Alex on June 11, 2011, 11:22:16 AM
Hi Lawrence,

Cheers, that would be great.

Alex
Title: Re: BAR caboose
Post by: Jonathan Clapp on June 11, 2011, 05:41:54 PM
Hi Jonathan,

Many thanks for the links. The last engine on the Fallen Flags link is a GP-7 in the Spirit of 1776 livery. They also did a matching caboose as well. I think it was called a porthole caboose?

I'll keep an eye out for 2nd hand engines. I quite like the grey/black/red livery as well.

Here's a photo of some of my BAR boxcars.

([url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/potato.jpg[/url])

Alex



thats a lovely scene. That truck loaded with sacks is wonderful !  :D


porthole...

like this ?
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/Jonathan_Clapp/Conrail23097WSpringfieldMA5-30-1988.jpg?t=1290468711)
That's an ex-Pennsylvania RR N5C caboose

edit to add:
OK, here's a Lionel (O gauge) version
(http://www.grahamstrains.com/store/files/d_3414.jpg)

Bowser makes an N scale N5C
http://www.bowser-trains.com/nscale/N5c/N5c.htm


Title: Re: BAR caboose
Post by: Alex on June 11, 2011, 09:51:34 PM
Hi Jonathan,

That's the one. I'll drop Bowser an email and see how much they are. I'm going to order the decals for the engine as I think it looks pretty cool.

The sacks on the pick up are supposed to be potato sacks, already for loading into the boxcars. I may open up one of the dorrs and put a load into the boxcar itself.

Alex
Title: Re: BAR caboose
Post by: poliss on June 11, 2011, 10:52:03 PM
Lots of N-5Cs on Spookshows cobooses page. http://www.visi.com/~spookshow/caboose/caboose.php
Title: Re: BAR caboose
Post by: Alex on June 12, 2011, 10:14:25 AM
Hi Poliss,

Thanks for the link.

Alex
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