Burlington Northern Bay Window/Wide Vision Caboose.

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wheeler1963

Aurora & Portland Owner
Well I found a man on FB that knows the story on this caboose. Here is his story

11710 is a bay window originally built by the Frisco as cab nnumber 1735, then it was retired and donated to a mining museum in Picher OK where the owner of the museum added the cupola that he cut off an EV caboose.....(there was a scrap yard at Picher and several BN cabooses were sold to the scrap yard there) ..he just set the top section on and gravity held it there. The town was shut down and the museum abandoned and the caboose was moved to "Five Mile Camp" where it sits today and lucky for us the camp owner tossed the added top section from th eEV so now it is just a regular bay window caboose again

This is 1735/11710 as it appears today, with the added top section discarded.

Five Mile Camp at Quapaw Oklahoma. In the extreme NE corner of the state


Paul Slavens thank you very much for all of that information!! I could find anything online about it.

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