Painesville Museum to Celebration Restoration of B&O Caboose Torched by Arsonist in 2006

A restored former Baltimore & Ohio caboose sits next to the ex-New York Central passenger station in Painesville. (Photograph by Jeff Troutman)

A restored former Baltimore & Ohio caboose sits next to the ex-New York Central passenger station in Painesville. (Photograph by Jeff Troutman)

The Painesville Railroad Museum will hold a christening ceremony on Oct. 17 to celebrate the restoration of a former Baltimore & Ohio caboose.

The caboose, C-2124, was donated in 2000 by Lubrizol Corporation, but damaged by arson on March 22, 2006.

It sat outside the former New York Central railroad station in Painesville for several years, reduced to its metal framework.

Restoration began in 2011 and was completed this summer.

The museum, which is operated by the Western Reserve Railroad Historical Society, will hold a day of railfanning at the Painesville depot between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the day of the christening. The ceremony will start at 3 p.m.

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