Mar. 23, 2013
Questers Give Caboose Vintage Coal Stove
The Santa Fe caboose on display at the Bartlesville Depot, Bartlesville, OK, has been equipped with a vintage coal stove thanks to substantial financial donation from the Ruby Darby chapter of the Questers. Chapter members (from left) Becky Liehr, Dayna McCoy and Maureen Forsythe examine the Estate Coal Stove that is identical to the one originally installed in the 1948 caboose. The stove was obtained from a collector near Topeka, KS, by the Locomotive No. 940 volunteer team, which has been restoring the caboose. Timmons Sheet Metal fabricated and donated the custom stove pipe, and Kathi Swanson Insurance provided an authentic “conductor’s chair” to help furnish the car. Exterior restoration of the caboose is nearly complete and interior renovation is expected to be done by summer.