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Central New Jersey Railway Crane No. 5

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Central Railroad Company of New Jersey Railway, Crane No.5 and Idler Gondola No. 92082. Crane: C0005, 81522; Gondola, C92082, 81523


Crane, No. 5 and Idler Gondola No. 92082. Builder: Bucyrus Company, 1918. Builder's number: 220, model 150-17. 150 ton lifting capacity. Gondola has been with the crane since at least the mid-1960s and probably before then. Gondola modified for wreck train service. In service with CNJ until 1970s.

Used in northeastern Pennsylvania wreck train service. Purchased by Steamtown Foundation in Riverside, VT about 1976 from either a private owner or the railroad and moved from Elizabeth Port, NJ.

 
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Long Island Railroad, Rotary Snowplow No. 193


Rotary Snowplow, No. 193. Built at Cooke Locomotive and Machine Works,
Paterson, November 1898 with builder's number 55. Present tender is a
Pennsylvania Railroad tender that replaced the original wood-frame tender after 1940. Number 193 was retired in 1965.

The plow was purchased by private owners in 1968 and sold to the Steamtown Foundation in 1988. It remained in one place in New Jersey from 1968 until Conrail moved the rotary plow to Steamtown NHS in July 1993. Only surviving steam rotary snowplow known to have been used on railroads east of the Mississippi.

 
Delaware Hudson Snow Flanger No. 36037

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Delaware and Hudson Railroad, Snow Flanger No. 36037


Flanger, No. 36037. Shop-built, probably before 1910. Used for snow removal. Wood with a steel flange notched to fit over the rails. Pushed by a locomotive with a crew inside to raise and lower the flange, as needed, to avoid grade crossings and other obstructions. Received by Steamtown Foundation, 19851987.

 
Delaware Lackawanna Troop Sleeper No. 3621

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Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Troop Sleeper No. 3621. C3621, 81562


Troop Sleeper No. 3621. Pullman Company built and operated 2400 cars for military travel between 1943 and 1946. Troop sleepers used a simple boxcar design with 30 crosswise triple-deck bunks. The cars were sold to the railroads after World War II. Railroads converted them into an assortment of work cars, as did the DL&W. DL&W purchased 11 including this car for the series 2111 - 2121. Late 1950s the series changed to 3611 to 3621. Donated to Steamtown NHS by Conrail, January 1990.

 
cnj 92082

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Central Railroad Company of New Jersey Railway, Crane No.5 and Idler Gondola No. 92082


Crane: C0005, 81522; Gondola, C92082, 81523.
Builder: Bucyrus Company, 1918. Builder's number: 220, model 150-17. 150 ton lifting capacity.

Gondola has been with the crane since at least the mid-1960s and probably before then. Gondola modified for wreck train service. In service with CNJ until 1970s. Used in northeastern Pennsylvania wreck train service. Purchased by Steamtown Foundation in Riverside, VT about 1976 from either a private owner or the railroad and moved from Elizabeth Port, NJ.

 
Rutland Caboose No. 28

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Rutland Railroad, Caboose No. 28. C0028, 81570


Caboose, No. 28. Class: NE. Built in the Rutland Shops around 1920 to a New York Central design. Wood, cupola off set towards one end. Assigned to runs between Rutland, VT and Ogdensburg, NY. Downgraded to bunk house use at Bellows Falls, VT. Donated by Rutland to Nelson Blount in Riverside, VT in 1961. Restored by Steamtown NHS, 1995. On exhibit in Technology Museum.

 
Lehigh Valley Railroad Caboose No. 95003

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Lehigh Valley Railroad, Caboose No. 95003. C95003, 81565


Caboose No. 95003. Class: NE. Builder: Lehigh Valley Shops, Sayre, PA, 1941. Series 95001 - 95140. Cabooses built from subassemblies prefabricated by Bethlehem Steel Company. Conrail #18644 after 1976. Donated by Conrail 1988 and delivered in 1990. Repainted 1990.

 
Lehigh Valley and New England Railroad Caboose No. 583

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Lehigh and New England Railroad, Caboose No. 583. C05830, 81564

Caboose No. 583. Class: NE. As part of equipment modernization in 1937, the L&NE purchased five similar cabooses made at the Reading Company Shops, 580-584. The all-steel cabooses had a full-width centered cupolas and Duryea under frames. Caboose is one of three sold by CNJ to Steamtown Foundation, 1975. Repainted and correctly renumbered from 580 to 583, 1999.

 
DL&W Caboose No. 889

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Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, Caboose No. 889. C0889, 81533


Caboose No. 889. Class: NE. Built in the DL&W Keyser Valley Shops, 1952. Series: 851-910. One of 60 cabooses built from scrapped 2100 and 2200 steam locomotive tender frames. Retained its number after the Erie-Lackawanna merger. Became Conrail No. 19905 after 1976. Donated to Steamtown NHS by the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Chapter of the NRHS, 1990. On exhibit in Technology Museum.

Last updated: March 19, 2019

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