Clayton Castleman, 110 Little River 68, Ashdown AR 71822 wants to know the origins of this 9-window "drover" car near Ashdown, Arkansas. He nas moved this caboose (in the summer of 2003) and movee it next to the refurbished GN&A (aka. Memphis, Paris and Gulf) depot in downtown Ashdown soon. (The KCS now owns the former GNA line). For an updated photo of this caboose as of December 11, 2003, see HERE.

As you can see, the caboose,coach,baggage car was red at one time... is it a former Cotton Belt caboose. He said it was built between 1890 and 1920. It is wooden and has been at this location near Ashdown for 35 years, the last 15 years being vacant. It was a bait shop until 1987 or so.

Any help in restoration would be appreciated, either by writing to Mr. Castleman above or email him at or email me at Thanks.

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