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