Caboose No. 904002
Car and initial movement donated by CSX Transportation in 2019
Additional movement and temporary storage donated by the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway in 2019
Ongoing maintenance to be donated by the Dover & Rockaway River Railroad
Ongoing storage to be donated by Holland Manufacturing
Caboose No. 904002 was built in July of 1980 by the Fruit Growers Express (FGE) at their plant in Alexandria, Virginia. The car was originally Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) No. 904002 (class C-27A) during the time that the B&O was part of the “Chessie System” umbrella. The car was in service in Grafton, West Virginia when it was transferred to CSX Transportation in 1986, and it was most recently used in local and yard service in Waycross, Georgia.
In February of 2019, CSX Transportation donated this historic caboose (in its full original 1980 paint job) to Operation Toy Train for additional volunteer capacity. CSX and the New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway donated the movement of the car from Georgia to New Jersey. Storage for the car throughout the year will be donated by the Dover & Rockaway River Railroad (DRRV) and the Holland Manufacturing Company of Succasunna, New Jersey.
Operation Toy Train is currently fundraising to restore the caboose and paint it into a unique Toys for Tots-inspired paint scheme. Once restored, the car will be used on Operation Toy Train’s annual Toys for Tots collection trains for additional volunteer capacity. Operation Toy Train is currently soliciting donations for this cause - to donate, please click the link below.