This little coach of the Grasse River R.R.was built on the chassis of a discarded 1906-vintage Thomas Flyer by Roy O. Sykes. It was called “Rolliam” for Roy and William Sykes of the family who owned the railroad which was part of the Emporium Forestry Co. For many years it was on display at Rail City.
Caboose No. 71 of the Grasse River Railroad (owned by the Emporium Forestry Company as it appeared at Conifer, N.Y., deep in the Adirondacks, in 1953. Eventually this odd-looking two-truck home-made "bobber" caboose made its way to Rail City Museum at Sandy Pond, N.Y. where it was put on display until the museum closed in the 1970s. The late Norman Kistner is shown in the cupola. It has been modeled in HO. Photo courtesy of Robert Groman.