Posts Tagged ‘Chessie System caboose’

Caboose Two for Tuesday

January 12, 2021

One a common sight, cabooses have largely been relegated to museums and working on some local trains for use as shoving platforms.

Today we pay tribute to the caboose with a pair of images, In the top photo, Huntingdon & Broad Top No. 16 is on display on the Everett tourist railroad in Everett, Pennsylvania. The image was made sometime between 1969 and 1971.

In the bottom image, Chessie System No. 902851 sits in Warwick in April 1983. This car is of Baltimore & Oho heritage.

Photograph by Robert Farkas

Let’s Pay Attention to Safety

December 9, 2019

This Chessie System caboose was more than a place for the crew to conduct business. It also carried a reminder to them to work safely. The image was made in Akron on Sept. 9, 1970. The heritage of this car is Baltimore & Ohio.

Photograph by Robert Farkas