Its pocket size lends to just such practical consultation and packs in hundreds of locomotives, flatcars, specialty car and cabooses
, adding over five hundred color photos to over 2,000 listings of cars and accessories.
He was a draftsman who designed cabooses
for the Soo Line Railroad.
This study analyzes the effects of an important postderegulation innovation on rail freight productivity: the elimination of cabooses and related crew members.
Keaton (1991) simulates possible freight service improvements that might occur from elimination of cabooses and associated crew members but does not attempt to estimate the cost savings.
In other words, why were larger crews and cabooses once thought necessary, and what changes in technology caused these larger crews and cabooses to become obsolete?
Various technological changes eliminated the need both for cabooses and for more than two crew members to operate the freight train.
In addition, the railroad car inventory includes more than 200 special-purpose units, such as depressed center cars and cabooses
Strung along the sidings are 33 locomotives, many still operational, and an assortment of at least 80 boxcars, freight cars, passenger cars, maintenance equipment, and cabooses. Sorted piles of rusting wheels, axles, and springs are stacked between the tracks.
Feel like catching a snooze on the conductor's couch in an old 1917 Sacramento Northern wood-sided caboose? Just dust it off.
On summer weekends, the entire family can hop aboard a caboose for rides around the track; cost is $2 per adult or $5 per family for as many rides as you want.
One of the more unusual lodgings is the Red Caboose
Motel, located about an hour's drive from Philadelphia in Ronks, Pennsylvania.
Aboard the caboose
, they learned that train men riding in the cupolas watched freight cars for problems.