Sarasota County Government looking to purchase caboose, baggage car, box car and circus car for placement at historic Venice, Fl. train depot : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

As part of restoration of historic B.of L.E. 1927 Venice depot by Sarasota County Government,this is a reachout for help in locating and purchasing a caboose, baggage car, circus car, and box car to be displayed on depot grounds.

-- Rollins Coakley (, January 15, 2001


With reference to your inquiry regarding the caboose at Palmdale...I work near there and can photograph it to save you a trip. It's in extremely poor condition. Being unfamiliar with the work needed for it's restoration, I can't comment on it's potential. Let me know if you'd be interested in photographs of it. Rick Walls

-- Rick Walls (, January 17, 2001.

I think there is still a caboose sitting at Palmdale, Fl. North of LaBelle about 15 miles. It may be easy to get, as it has been there for a while, and isn't being maintained.

-- Waddy Thompson (, January 15, 2001.

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