CO C&O Survivor

Discussion in 'Fallen Flags' started by indiana&ohio, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. indiana&ohio

    indiana&ohio TrainBoard Member

    I caught this C&O caboose through a centerbeam at Fostoria, Ohio. Still got the big old seal on the side.
  2. Tim Loutzenhiser

    Tim Loutzenhiser TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Nice! I never saw that caboose before - maybe someone has the history on it...
  3. indiana&ohio

    indiana&ohio TrainBoard Member

    It seems that I got lucky, right when i looked over i saw a caboose, I hope someone does, I'll google it anyways. I honestly can't find anything on it, there was one that was green but thats a different road number.
  4. BnOEngrRick

    BnOEngrRick TrainBoard Member

    I saw that in Fostoria today. Had to double take as I went toward Deshler.
  5. oldrk

    oldrk TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

  6. bnsf971

    bnsf971 TrainBoard Member

    That is a former C&O caboose that was painted up as you see it in 1993.
  7. indiana&ohio

    indiana&ohio TrainBoard Member

    Well why would they repaint the C&O logo on it. That seems weird.
  8. oldrk

    oldrk TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I contacted a member of the C&O historical society about it. If I get any info I will pass it on.
  9. Robbman

    Robbman TrainBoard Member

  10. indiana&ohio

    indiana&ohio TrainBoard Member

    Ok thanks for the great info.
  11. oldrk

    oldrk TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I knew I saw it somewhere else.. lookat the second picture. An Atlas Chessie Safety caboose # 903180 [​IMG]it

  12. indiana&ohio

    indiana&ohio TrainBoard Member

    Looks like my O scale model only mines red, I'm not big into O scale.
  13. oldrk

    oldrk TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    This from my contact at the C&O historical society:

    This was a special paint job, done by caboose expert Dwight Jones of Columbus, OH, and approved by CSX honoring the 20th Anniversary of the Chessie System Safety Caboose program. There were a dozen or so of these cabooses painted up in the early 1970s with different slogans reminding employees to "be safe".

    Back in the early 1990s CSX divided itself up into Business Units focused on particular regions of its vast system. The C&O Business Unit encompassed virtually all of the old C&O lines and they looked to history for a logo befitting the new Unit by simply modifying the old C&O For Progress logo.

    One of these cabs also had a C&OHS logo applied briefly when our Annual Conference was held in Columbus, I think in 1993. One was used frequently out of Parsons Yard in Columbus on the local switching job. I guess there is at least one still around since that bottom photo was taken in Feb. of this year.
  14. oldrk

    oldrk TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    A picture with fresher paint


  15. indiana&ohio

    indiana&ohio TrainBoard Member

    Ya I caught it coming up from on the Columbus line in Fostoria on a local. It would've been nice to see it in C&O blue but then again just seeing the logo is nice.

    CSXPAID New Member

    Its green on the other side, I work a local out of willard to fostoria and see that cab 5 days a week
  17. oldrk

    oldrk TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    It would be great if there was a manufacturer that came out with one.
  18. GP30

    GP30 TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    That 903180 is definitely a rarity. When I worked for the South Branch Valley, CSX kept a caboose in the wye at Green Spring, WV for a shoving platform. They often left it on the end of the train (and the EOTD, too) they shoved in to our interchange and we would have to kick it out of the way somewhere. It was CSXT 900077 and was a really faded blue with yellow ends, no idea if it was old C&O colors or not. Several shots of it on RRPictureArchives.

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