Thursday, March 18, 2010
There must be something in the air. There has been a flurry of interest in cabooses these days.
First I was contacted by someone looking for a caboose in Ontario. I pointed them to Ron Grant's caboose in Hillsborough, because it's for sale.
Next I hear that a lady in Meductic is trying once again to sell one of the cabooses there, for a reputed $10k. The photo at top is one of the two cabooses there. I shot that about 10 years ago.
Next, someone pointed out a Kajiji listing for an ex-CN caboose for a whopping $18,900 (or best offer).
Don't get me wrong, owning a caboose would be cool. However, I think $10,000 (or more) might be a bit steep for a caboose, especially the ones that seem a little shabby. The biggest problem is that they are all sold "as is, where is" and the costs of MOVING a caboose are substantial and could easily exceed the purchase price.
Still, a caboose would make a great cabin. I've had breakfast in the cupola of a static caboose and you can't beat the view.
EDIT 2012/05/17 - ex CN 79532 has been sold and is en route to British Columbia.