The image of a little red caboose trundling along behind a long freight train is a classic slice of Americana. With the help of nearly 300 marvelous modern and historical images depicting cabooses of all colors, this collection traces the development of this iconic, bygone rolling stock from the nineteenth century to their almost total demise by the mid-1990s. Bobber, cupola, bay window, and transfer cabooses are shown at work across the United States, in the process presenting the grand geographic scope of North American railroading. The photography is accompanied by detailed captions discussing caboose construction, function, history, and locations depicted.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vpfluke - LibraryThing
This a beautiful book of cabooses, mosty photos from the the second half of the 20th century. Cabooses are now falling out of favor for freight railroads. They used to be used so that crews could ... Read full review