Sunday, January 27, 2008

NBEC Cabouse!

Last night I was on my way to Upsalquich to take my Daughters on the former INR line to go for a nature hike and at the same time take a few pictures of them in the snow and of course of the iron bridge there. Along the way in Glencoe I spotted this as though my trained eye had caught it long before it came into view. I seen this cabouse, quite shocked because of many reasons one of them being I didn't think I would have seen this another why did it have NBEC markings?

I don't know who the former owner was(Ex. CN or CP) but you'll see here it was previously owned by NBEC and it's numbered 1000.

It is now owned by a private owner and is sitting in a parking lot, there are no wheels on it I don't have a clue why, but I did manage to take a few pictures. I'm a little curious why it has NBEC markings though, since NBEC was created long after cabouses were taken out of service. If anyone has any info please let me know. Thanks.

///UPDATE\\\ After doing a little bit of looking around I found this particular cabouse was owned by Smurfit Stone and was Ex CN 79593. Now as for the wheels missing I don't know, perhaps it had something to do with transport I am not sure but Steve Boyko has a picture of this cabouse when it was on rails, on his site with a bit of info on Smurfet Stone.

This is #79593 when it was owned by Smurfit Stone and still on rails with it's wheels on as well. This picture was copied with permission from Steve Boyko.

Once in Upsalquich I took these pictures of the bridge.

In this picture, picture your self as a member of a train crew as you make this turn and your on the bridge and crossing a level crossing than turn again. You zig zag your way through the mountains. It's quite the trip I'm told. Long the way we met several skidooers and because of that I'm looking into buy my self one now. Yeh implusive buyer that's me!

1 comment:

Marcel said...

This caboose is not at the old train station in St. Quentin. It's been repainted bright orance and looks really good!