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Lehigh & New England Bobber Caboose


"Lehigh & New England caboose #512 is a four-wheel "Bobber", built by American Car & Foundry. The car was part of a six-car order from ACF built around 1914 or 1915. The car has a steel underframe and is sheathed in wood. There is some evidence that #512 may have had a cupola when built. If it did, it was removed long before coming to the WK&S. During the 1960s #512 was used as a static display as part of an ill-fated historical museum. This collection of "museum" equipment was located on the back track behind Kempton Station and also included 0-4-0 Cooke locomotive #3, CNJ business car #98, B&O coach #X4111 and P&R coach #1055. The caboose was pulled off the back track in 1978 and underwent a full restoration. After 25 years out in the weather, the caboose underwent another full restoration in 2003. It was repainted again in 2009. This time the caboose was returned to the simple boxcar red paint scheme it may have worn in its early cupola days."-Wanamaker Kempton & Southern's website about LNE 512, prototype for this model.

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