Monday, November 24, 2008

Grand Bay Caboose On The Move

On my way home from Saint John, I drove through Grand Bay and saw the caboose being loaded onto a flatbed for the trip to its new home in Edmundston (as reported previously).
Grand Bay Caboose Ready to Move
One of the crew said the crane scale showed it weighed 40,000 pounds.

By 14:30 the crane was free and it was ready to go.
Grand Bay Caboose Ready to Move
There was someone on hand from the Edmundston tourist bureau, admiring her new acquisition. I think it will look very nice in front of their restored station.

The caboose will go to Fredericton tonight, and be in Edmundston by Tuesday night.

You can see the caboose on Google Street View beside the ex CP station in Edmundston.

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d1t4k said...

Its a shame Fredericton does not have a caboose on display. Are there any plans for one in the future?

Canadian Train Geek said...

We need to fix the station first. :) I know various plans have been discussed, including dining cars and so forth, but whomever ends up owning the station will decide!