I just knew it! Chief Operating Officer Frank Davis has unearthed pics of Caboose #11 “back then”. The pics can be seen below.
Today we had more good historical info on #11. An old CWR/Union Lumber Company employee came to visit. He told us that #11 was built in 1936 on an old Southern Pacific frame. How about them onions!!!!!
Caboose #11 in 1936
Caboose #11 in 1963
Caboose #11 in 2018
Chief electrician Jim Williams took these pics soon after we started the renovation work. As you can see the exterior is a mess. In due course what’s there now will be removed and replaced. The replacement will not be “as is” ……. to make it more passenger friendly three new windows are planned.
East Side of Caboose #11
Extreme south end of east side
South end of west side
The Redwood Route insignia has been removed and will be replaced by Master Cabinet Maker Joe Cooper.
North end of west side
I’ve signed up as chief observer!!!!!!