Special Call for Submissions: April 3, 2015 – June 19, 2015

Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovered Objects in collaboration with our partner, the Danbury Railway Museum, is spotlighting a caboose from the Museum’s collection. How does this object inspire you? Please submit your responses to us. We accept all forms of literary genres and electronically reproducible visual or audio media. The staff of Poor Yorick and the Danbury of Railway Museum will be choosing up to three entries to be published in Poor Yorick. Please follow the procedure for submitting as shown on our Submit page. Please begin the title of your submission with “Caboose.” We look forward to seeing what kind of inspiration this caboose evokes!

The caboose was originally built for the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1909 in their East Buffalo, New York shops and was retired in 1969. It likely served in New York State and was one of hundreds built with low cupola to account for clearance issues between Buffalo and New York [clarify with Stan]. Photograph by Carolyn Taylor.

The caboose was originally built for the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1909 in their East Buffalo, New York shops and was retired in 1969. This style of caboose was mainly in service from Buffalo to Albany and down to New York City and Weehawken, New Jersey. The New York Central had hundreds of these and its main feature was the low cupola to account for height clearance issues in New York State. Photograph by Carolyn Taylor.

    Melissa Gordon Editor-in-Chief



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