Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Caboose coal cooking and heating stove

From: "Darrell Woodring"

I am in possession of a Union Pacific coal heating and cooking stove found in the early model cabooses.
I have been trying for many years to find out information on this stove.
On the top of the stove is imposed into the casting it says "If I am good please tell others about it." The latest patent date found is 1912.
I came into possession of it when I was a kid on vacation at Feather River Canyon station. My cousin at that time was in charge of it. There was two old shacks and both of them had old stoves in them. My cousin said we could have one of the stoves. I picked this one That was some were around 37 years ago.

—Darrell Woodring


Anonymous Anonymous said...


That is an Estate stove (the brand name). It was widely used, and licensed to some railroads for them to cast their own. Other railroads just purchased them from Estate. Attached is a photo of one in the Nevada State Railroad Museum collection.


5/16/2009 11:13 AM  
Anonymous ella, montana said...

i also have an estate stove just like the one in picture. it is in excellent shape and stamped no 240, it came from a southern pacific caboose. i would like to sell it as i never use it. how can find out it's worth?

1/06/2012 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See railroadiana and search completed auctions.

1/06/2012 12:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

We have a no. 240 as well using it right now!

2/24/2018 5:21 PM  

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