Raritan River Railroad caboose No. 10 has been a part of the Tri-State collection since 1986. The caboose was restored by volunteers in 2013. However, insufficient repairs made by Conrail have recently warranted further repair to the caboose. After its last excursion, volunteers found evidence of water leaking through the roof. In late October, volunteers removed the ceiling to find much more damage than was anticipated. We surmise the leakage is due to the roof's lap-seam design, compounded by old moisture laden insulation and holes crudely patched by Conrail.
Our volunteers made quick work of removing the old ceiling and fiberglass insulation. Volunteers are currently working to stabilize the roof and replace the ceiling before next Spring.