Caboose

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Voyageur Press, May 11, 2011 - Transportation - 192 pages
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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.

 

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User 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

Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
8
Chapter 1 Classics
15
Chapter 2 BayWindows
82
Chapter 3 WideVision
130
Chapter 4 Odds and Ends
162
Index
190
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Brian Solomon is one of today s most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. Solomon divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

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