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Thanks very much to Roger Kirkpatrick (http://www.arches.org/) for providing many additions and corrections to this list (and continuing to do so), and to Larry Platt for providing links to his photo archives of ex-Nickel Plate cabooses (http://lbplatt.rrpicturearchives.net/). Thanks the other folks who have provided photos of individual cabooses. Contributors' names are shown on their photo(s).

We still need information and/or confirmation on many cabooses. Those locations with a '?' after them or comments and/or questions shown in red lettering are in need of further information. If you can help us with the verification, please contact the Webmaster.

This page was updated on 4/15/14 - Updated photo for #763, new photos for #482, #765, and #775 (Larry Platt contributor)

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NUMBER TYPE BUILT NOTES & LOCATION
93 Wood Cupola 1890 Ex-LE&W 93, N&W 557393
Now in Fenton, MI
107 Wood Cupola 1902 (may be rebuild date) Fostoria (OH) Rail Preservation Society
141 Wood Cupola 1901 Ex-LE&W-N&W 557441
Ft. Wayne RR Historical Society
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400-500 Series Cabooses were renumbered incrementally by the N&W as 557500-557600.
400 Steel Bay Window 1952 Ashburn, GA painted as SOU X557
401 Steel Bay Window 1955 Meredosia, IL

possibly to become a B&B?

404 Steel Bay Window 1955 Exmore, VA as ESHR 20
north of station
405 Steel Bay Window 1955 Indiana Transportation Museum
Noblesville, IN.
406 Steel Bay Window 1955 Coshocton, OH
407 Steel Bay Window 1955 Grassy Creek Cabooses, Fancy Gap, VA
408 Steel Bay Window 1955 Melvindale, MI
411 Steel Bay Window 1955 Payne, Ohio
412 Steel Bay Window 1955 Western NY RR Historical Society, Hamburg, NY
413 Steel Bay Window 1956 Kermit, KY
Reported as "sold to Louisville Metals"/scrapped?
414 Steel Bay Window 1956 Ganny's Self Storage, Husbands Rd., Paducah, KY
416 Steel Bay Window 1956 Jasper, IN
417 Steel Bay Window 1956 "May* remain along N. MLK Drive on the west side of Cash-Acme CoCash-Acme Storage, Decatur, IL
419 Steel Bay Window 1956 Between the fire station, the Masonic Lodge, and a church on WV Route 9, Berwind, WV
420 Steel Bay Window 1956 Ladson, SC
Reported for sale - has it sold or been moved?
421 Steel Bay Window 1956 Bluemont, VA
422 Steel Bay Window 1956 Johnson City, TN
Reported as "gone". If so, to where?
423 Steel Bay Window 1956 Mad River & NKP Museum,
Bellevue, OH
425 Steel Bay Window 1956 Private Owner, Ashtabula C-J RR, Jefferson, OH
426 Steel Bay Window 1960 Forest Youth Athletic Assoc., Forest, VA
427 Steel Bay Window 1960 Richland, VA, for sale at auction until 5/5/13
429 Steel Bay Window 1960 Bellevue, OH
stored for owner, NKP Museum, Bellevue, OH, 1989. Where did it go?
430 Steel Bay Window 1960 Monticello Railway Museum
Monticello, IL
432 Steel Bay Window 1960 Dillsboro, NC
433 Steel Bay Window 1960 SOU X777
Cayce, SC
435 Steel Bay Window 1960 ex-N&W 557535; No trucks; S. Meridian Ave., S. of I-72, Niantic, IL, from Village Park, for sale
436 Steel Bay Window 1960 Belmont, NC
439 Steel Bay Window 1960 Behind 1200 N. Warren Rd./SR 5, s. of US 224, Huntington, IN. Not SOU Ry as reported.
441 Steel Bay Window 1960 Fulton, KY
442 Steel Bay Window 1960 N&W Depot, US 24, Forrest, IL
443 Steel Bay Window 1960 Black Mountain, NC
444 Steel Bay Window 1960 Belfast Elem. School, US Route 19, Belfast, VA
445 Steel Bay Window 1960 Valdosta, GA
446 Steel Bay Window 1960 Walkersville, MD
447 Steel Bay Window 1960 Glen Lyn, VA
448 Steel Bay Window 1960 Great Smokey Mountain RR., Dillsboro, NC
450 Steel Bay Window 1960 Park, Honaker, VA.
451 Steel Bay Window 1962 Ft. Wayne RR Historical Society
454 (See 480) Steel Bay Window 1962 Dennison Railroad Depot Museum
Is this NKP 480 painted up as 454?
455 Steel Bay Window 1962 Manhattan, IL.
456 Steel Bay Window 1962 Eastern Shore RR Museum,
Parksley, VA
458 Steel Bay Window 1962 Bedford, VA as N&W 557558
459 Steel Bay Window 1962 Ramsey, IL
462 Steel Bay Window 1962 Coulwood, VA, erroneously lettered as
N&W 518037
463 Steel Bay Window 1962 Lettered as B&O C3994
Belpre, OH
465 Steel Bay Window 1962 South Carolina Railroad Museum
466 Steel Bay Window 1962 Owned by Victor Geckle, Jr.
Located in Grand Rapids, Ohio
468 Steel Bay Window 1962 New Hope Valley Railway, New Hill, NC
North Carolina Railroad Museum
470 Steel Bay Window 1962 VTM, Roanoke, VA
Is this the #469 painted as 470?
471 Steel Bay Window 1962 Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum,
North Judson, IN
473 Steel Bay Window 1962 Painted PRR 2801
Eastern Shore RR Museum,
Parksley, VA
474 Steel Bay Window 1962 Great Smokey Mountains Railway, Dillsboro, NC
475 Steel Bay Window 1962 Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railroad & Museum, Inc.
Waterville, OH
476 Steel Bay Window 1962 Palmersville, TN
477 Steel Bay Window 1962 N&W Depot City Hall
War, WV
479 Steel Bay Window 1962 Eden, NY Operating on the Buffalo, Cattaragus & Chautauqua Scenic Rwy.
480 (See 454) Steel Bay Window 1962 Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, Dennison, OH?
May be painted as 454. See 454 above.
481 Steel Bay Window 1962 Shenandoah Caverns to be used as a concession stand
482 Steel Bay Window 1962 SOU557582
Gilbert, SC
484 Steel Bay Window 1962 Spring City, TN
485 Steel Bay Window 1962 Red Jacket, WV
487 Steel Bay Window 1962 Depot Community Center, Caboose Lake, MI
488 Steel Bay Window 1962 Warrenton Branch Greenway Trail
Warrenton, VA
490 Steel Bay Window 1962 Pounding Mill, VA
491 Steel Bay Window 1962 WV Route 71, Montcalm, WV
492 Steel Bay Window 1962 Winchester, VA
493 Steel Bay Window 1962 Seaboard Air Line RR depot in Suffolk, VA.
494 Steel Bay Window 1962 Grassy Creek Cabooses, Fancy Gap, VA
496 Steel Bay Window 1962 CofG Depot, Forsyth, GA
lettered as CofG 557596
497 Steel Bay Window 1962 Linden Railroad Museum
Linden, IN
498 Steel Bay Window 1962 Fairview, NC
499 Steel Bay Window 1962 Athens,TN
4?? - C6?

Bowling Green, VA, Caroline Co. Park, for sale. Sold/gone to?
500 Steel Bay Window 1962 Central, SC
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700-760 Series are Ex-W&LE 0200 Series Steel Cabooses Built in Ironton
(see http://www.nkphts.org/rosters/freight/caboose.html)
700-784 Series Cabooses were renumbered incrementally by the N&W as 557700-557784.
700 Steel Cupola 1948 Mad River & NKP Museum,
Bellevue, OH
702 Steel Cupola 1948 Appomattox, VA Town Park about 300 yards north of the county high school on Hunter Street.
704 Steel Cupola 1949 Still painted N&W 557704
Atlanta RR Historical Society, Exmore, VA
705 Steel Cupola 1949 Greenville, PA
707 Steel Cupola 1949 AMTRAK Station/Historical Museum
Danville, VA
709 Steel Cupola 1949 Coeburn, Va
712 Steel Cupola 1949 Bryson City, NC
717 Steel Cupola 1949 W&LE 0217
Wandle House, Brewster, OH
719 Steel Cupola 1949 Swanton, OH
painted as Swanton 43558 (their zip code)
722 Steel Cupola 1949 W&LE  0222
Steam Railroad Museum Minerva, OH
725 Steel Cupola 1949 W&OD 503
Vienna, VA
727 Steel Cupola 1949 American Legion Post, 8210 Legion Dr., Lorton, VA
728 Steel Cupola 1949 Nearest Town, Seagrove, NC on the southern border of Randolph County next to Montgomery County. Privately owned.
729 Steel Cupola 1949 Williamson, VA
731 Steel Cupola 1949 as W&LE 557731, Lodi Railroad Museum, Lodi, OH
732 Steel Cupola 1949 Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad
Nelsonville, OH
734 Steel Cupola 1949 Roanoke Co. Fire Dept. Training Site, Hanging Rock, VA.
736 Steel Cupola 1949 Sweet Briar College, Amherst, VA
737 Steel Cupola 1949 Cape Charles Museum and Welcome Center,
Cape Charles, VA
738 Steel Cupola 1949 N&W 557738
Near Bland,VA
740 Steel Cupola 1949 Wallace, NC
743 Steel Cupola 1949 N&W 557743
Bulls Gap, TN
745 Steel Cupola 1949 Talent House School, Fairfax, VA
748 Steel Cupola 1949 W&OD 504
Station St., Herndon, VA
749 Steel Cupola 1949 Collierville, TN - Memphis Transportation Museum
painted SOUTHERN
751 Steel Cupola 1949 Conway, SC Station
753 Steel Cupola 1949 Rogersville, TN. Private Owner
painted as L&N 37857 (ZIP Code)
754 Steel Cupola 1949 Private Owner, Hurt, VA
758 Steel Cupola 1949 Damascus, VA
759 Steel Cupola 1949 Whitewater Valley Railroad,
Connersville, IN
761 Steel Cupola 1953 Bluefield, WV
763 Steel Cupola 1953 Oneida or Philadelphia, TN?
764 Steel Cupola 1953 BSA Camp OYO, Friendship, OH
765 Steel Cupola 1953 Huntsville, AL Railroad Museum
766 Steel Cupola 1953 Southern X-2255, Branchville, SC
767 Steel Cupola 1953 Virginia State Forestry Service, Courtland, VA Address?
768 Steel Cupola 1953 Huntsville, TN
769 Steel Cupola 1953 Oakvale, WV
770 Steel Cupola 1953 Indiana Transportation Museum
Noblesville, IN.
771 Steel Cupola 1953 Bob Klein, 3163 W. Bath Rd., Akron, OH
774 Steel Cupola 1954
Private Owner, Lafayette, IN (Where in Lafayette?)
775 Steel Cupola 1954 Stone Mountain Railroad, Stone Mountain, GA
776 Steel Cupola 1954 Moved to "somewhere in/near Mt. Airy, NC" - where exactly?
777 Steel Cupola 1954 Was 10 miles west of Medina at Chatham, OH, now at "?".
778 Steel Cupola 1954 Summerville, GA
as fake CofGA X17
780 Steel Cupola 1954 Elkton, VA as fake 518319
783 Steel Cupola 1954 Acquired by employees of the Cincinnati Railway Company.
To be restored in NKP paint.
784 Steel Cupola 1954 Still painted N&W 557784
Iaeger, WV
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863 Wood Cupola 1917 Ex-W&LE
Perkins, OH? Location in Perkins?
879 Wood Cupola 1921 Ex-W&LE
Private Owner, Bellevue, OH
883 Wood Cupola 1921 Ex-W&LE
Private Owner, Upper Sandusky, OH
W&LE 0857 Wood Cupola
on metal framework overlooking the Tuscarawas River
W&LE 0867 Wood Cupola 1920 Owned by Tom Diehl, Navarre, OH
W&LE 0899 Wood Cupola
Owned by Bill Fuehring, Bellevue, OH
W&LE 0911 Wood Cupola 1937 Mad River & NKP Museum,
Bellevue, OH
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1000 Series Cabooses were renumbered incrementally by the N&W using 559 as the first 3 numbers and the last three numbers of the NKP number, e.g. NKP 1000 = N&W 559000.
1039 Wood Cupola 1881 Indiana Transportation Museum
Noblesville, IN. Rebuilt 1909
1047 Wood Cupola 1882 Rebuilt
Mad River & NKP Museum,
Bellevue, OH
1090 Wood Cupola 1888 Wanatah (Indiana) Historical Society
On the former MONON right of way near the grain elevator in Wanatah
1091 Wood Cupola 1888 Allen County Historical Society
Lima, OH
1111 Wood Cupola 1901 Storage Shed Peru, IL?
1141 Wood Cupola 1908 ?
1142 Wood 1908 Out in the country in either Miami or Wabash County (IN)
1143 Wood Cupola 1908 AMERICAN CAR &FD.
St. Louis Museum of Transportation
1155 Wood Cupola 1909 Vermillion, OH
1202 Wood Cupola 1924 Frankfort, IN
12?6
Number?
Wood Cupola 1916, 1919, or 1921 Farm south of Rt. 84 & east of Rt. 7 near Bushnell, OH

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