Transport: Caboose News

If anything in U. S. railroading could be considered permanent, it would be the dingy red freight caboose with its tiny cupola perched on top like the tin can or Happy Hooligan's head. Last week, however, the caboose also yielded to the progressive redesigning which is revolutionizing U. S. trains.

The caboose is where the freight train crew travels. Its cupola was created for two brakemen, one on each side, not to watch for hoboes, but to see that the long line of swaying cars functions properly. Higher cars have lately obstructed the view,...

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