WP 483

 

WP 483

Steel Bay Window Caboose

 

 

Type:  Assigned UP class CA-18 on paper after merger

Length:  37 ft. 0 in.

Build Date:  May 1980

Operating Weight:  55,700

Builder:  Internal Car Co. Kenton, OH

Acquired:  Acquired by FRRS as part of the equipment trade with Western Railway Museum in 2005

Status:  Under restoration and future use as General Superintendent's Office.

 

 

 

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WP 483:Built in May 1980 by International Car Co., Kenton OH. Caboose was acquired in a Museum equipment trade between the FRRS and the BAERA in May 2005. Caboose is slated to be cleaned up and placed into service as the Operating Department Supervisor's office.

We have two soucres that differ on the weight of this caboose. One source says 49,500 lbs.  The second says 55,700 lbs. More research needs to be done to clarify this.

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Links to Train Sheet articles about WP 483:
Train Sheet #120, Page 4:  Equipment Trade Announced

The Western Pacific HEADLIGHT articles about WP 483:
Headlight # 37, Page 5:  On the Property, WP Caboose 483