csx 21195

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I saw a CSX freight at Waxhaw, NC coming from Hamlet yesterday 6\19\2002 with caboose CSXT 21195 blue and silver in color any idea what the caboose was for?

-- danny still (dstill@carolina.rr.com;dstill@lendingtree.com), June 20, 2002


We have those here in Savannah. I know here they use them on the S line from here to Augusta. They use them to do switching moves along the route. This caboose has its window welded shut too. Hope this helps, Jason

-- Jason Castine (Multivortexf5@hotmail.com), June 24, 2002.

21195 was an ex M-7 cab.Drop the two off the front of the number and you get the SCL number.

-- V.L.Lewis (TrkInsp5F33@aol.com), June 22, 2002.

This had a new paint job, it was clean.

-- danny still (dstill@carolina.rr.com), June 21, 2002.

Danny, any caboose you see now is being used as a "shoving platform". The premise to this is the train may be a local/switcher that makes long shoving moves to access an industrial park or other location that would make it time consuming or unsafe to ride on the side of the railcars. Did you notice the windows if they were blanked out? All the cabooses retained now were stripped of their interior - seats, stove, benches, storage cabinets, etc, just a shell to otherwise access either end of the car. Most likely will have a horn or an air whistle installed for grade crossings.

-- Walt Rogers (wjriii@verizon.net), June 20, 2002.

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