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Rutland Railroad
Post-War Caboose Roster


The basic rosters below were pulled together using Equipment Registers and other sources, especially R. W.  Nimke's The Rutland - 60 Years of Trying and various RRHS Rutland Newsliners.  My thanks to Jay Conant for supplying much of the supplemental information from the "Rutland Railroad Company Roster of Caboose Cars, revised to 3-1-52" and to Steve Mumley for supplying copies of his personal caboose rosters.  There are a few discrepancies and I have noted them in [brackets].  Corrections and additions are always welcome.


Wood Vans
(all w/ steel underframes and canvas roofs)

No.

Listed
in '52
Rutland
Roster?

Style Length Built Builder Disposition Notes
10 no 4 window,
straight cupola
  1902 AC&F Destroyed
8/16/28
built as #50; r/n 1/10/25

11

yes 4 window 28'-0" 1902 AC&F Sold
9/53
built as #51; r/n 1/10/25
12 yes 4 window 28'-0" 1902 AC&F Sold
11/52
built as #52; r/n 1/10/25
13 no 4 window   1902 AC&F Scrapped
4/14/48
built as #53; r/n 1/10/25
14 yes 4 window 28'-0" 1929 Rutland RR
(Rutland)
Sold
9/61
 

20

no  

28'-0"

1913 Rutland RR
(Malone)
Scrapped
7/42
built as #70; r/n 11/25/24

21

yes   28'-0" 1913 Rutland RR
(Malone)
Sold & scrapped
1/53
built as #71; r/n 12/16/24

22

yes 4 window 28'-0" 1913 Rutland RR
(Malone)
Sold
2/61
built as #72; r/n 11/21/24

23

yes   28'-0" 1918 Rutland RR
(Malone)
Sold & scrapped
12/52
built as #74; r/n 11/26/24

24

yes 4 window
slanted cupola
28'-0" 1918 Rutland RR
(Malone)
Sold
9/52
built as #75; r/n 11/20/24

25

no   30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Wrecked & Scrapped
9/22/49
built as #76; r/n 11/21/24;
Joe Favro killed in wreck

26

yes 3 window 30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Sold
4/56
built as #77; r/n 1/6/25

27

yes   30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Sold
8/61
built as #78; r/n 11/22/24

28

yes 3 window 30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Donated
2/61
built as #79; r/n 12/16/24;
donated to Nelson Blount MS&N

30

no   30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Scrapped
12/46
built as #80; r/n 11/22/24

31

yes   30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Sold
4/56
built as #81; r/n 12/17/24;
to St.J&LC #59

32

yes   30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Sold
8/61
built as #82; r/n 11/26/24;
sold to Don Robinson (GMRC) then to Bob Adams. Now on display at Chester, MA.

33

yes   30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR
[AC&F?]
Sold
8/61
built as #83; r/n 11/26/24;
to GMRC #33; to Steamtown

34

yes   30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Retired
12/58
built as #84; r/n 11/20/24;
demolished 4/16/59

35

yes 3 window 30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Sold
3/65
built as #85; r/n 11/21/24;
to VTR #35; sold again 7/65

36

yes   30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Sold
8/65
built as #86; r/n 11/24/24;
to GMRC #36; to Steamtown; to John Cook

37

yes 3 window 30'-0" 1920 Rutland RR Sold
date ?
built as #87; r/n 11/24/24

40

yes 3 window,
tall cupola
30'-3" 1924 Rutland RR Sold
8/61
built as #90; r/n 11/22/24;
to MN #40; to GMRC #40; to ? of Plymouth, Mass. in 1979

41

yes   30'-3" 1924 Rutland RR Sold
9/61
built as #91; r/n 11/22/24

42

yes   30'-3" 1924 Rutland RR Sold
8/63
built as #92; r/n 11/23/24;
to Glenn Davis; to NES

43

yes 3 window,
tall cupola
30'-3" 1924 Rutland RR Sold
3/65
built as #93; r/n 11/21/24;
to VTR #4; then sold

44

yes   30'-3" 1924 Rutland RR Sold
12/63
built as #94; r/n 11/21/24;
to VTR #2; then sold

45

yes 3 window 30'-3" 1924 Rutland RR Sold
3/65
built as #95; r/n 11/21/24;
to VTR #3; then sold

46

yes 3 window 30'-3" 1924 Rutland RR Sold
12/65
built as #96; r/n 11/21/24;
to VTR #1; then sold

47

yes   30'-3" 1924 Rutland RR Sold
9/61
built as #97; r/n 11/20/24;

 

Steel Vans
(wide-vision type, 30 feet long)

Number Built Builder Disposition Notes
50 6/59 International Car Division of
Morrison International Corp.
sold 8/62
to builder
to Santa Maria Valley RR #210
51 6/59 International Car Division of
Morrison International Corp.
sold 8/62
to builder
to Santa Maria Valley RR #211

 


  Rutland Vans: Where are they now?

Van Number Location today Comments
28 Steamtown Scranton, PA Restored and on display in the roundhouse
27 near Bartonsville, VT covered bridge Privately owned
31 St. Johnsbury, VT? Reportedly a gift shop (confirmation?)
32 Chester, MA On display as part of the Chester Foundation's collection.
34 Neuvelton, NY? Reportedly sold at Lisbon, NY to Todd Sullivan
35 New Jersey? Reportedly sold to an individual in NJ 7/65
36 Rte. 5 just north of Bellows Falls, VT Next to Caboose Corner hobby shop
? Bridgewater Corners, VT Part of a restaurant on access road to Killington (VT) ski area at routes 4 & 100
? Near Beckett, MA On the CSX Boston Line near MP131. Missing cupola.
42 Meredith, NH Was sold to New England Southern RR
45 Leicester Jct, VT Ex-VTR 3, in derelict condition
50 Guadalupe, CA On display at the Amtrak station; ex-Santa Maria Valley RR #210
51 Somewhere in the woods of Oregon Ex-Santa Maria Valley RR #211

1.  If you know the whereabouts of an existing ex-Rutland caboose (or more about those already listed) please contact Jim Dufour.  Include the Rutland number, location, condition and any other data that would be useful and we will compile a list right here.  Thanks!

2.  Thanks to Jay Conant, Peter Berg, Bill Badger, Steve Mumley, Jeff English, Roger Kirkpatrick, Dick Dermody,Scott Whitney and Rome Romano.


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