Baltimore & Ohio #C2493

Built in the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad’s Keyser Shops, the C2493 is one of the famous B&O “wagontop” bay window cabooses. They were given this name due to the unique rounded construction where the side sheets met the roof. The car was built in 1942 as part of Class I-12.

The caboose continued to serve its new owner Chessie System into the 1970s. From there, it was sold to the Rochester & Southern Railroad where it was used in local service around Rochester. It was then sold to a private individual before it was purchased by two museum members.

This car is privately owned and is not on public display.

Technical Data

  • Built in 1942 at B&O Keyser Shops
  • Ex-Rochester & Southern No. 24
  • Ex-Baltimore & Ohio No. C2493
  • B&O Class I-12