A Place for Members to Share Photos of Their Cabooses


John Bertini's IC 199487 painted as ATSF 999746






Moving into place


Laying of the tracks. I had a crushed gravel road bed placed to set the track on; however I failed to order the ballast until after the caboose's arrival. Later I had to hand shovel the rock onto the tracks.
A burdensome mistake!

Placement of the trucks

Caboose arrive on a heavy duty trailer with special highway permit from the railhead in San Antonio

A 60 ton crane lifts the 52 ton caboose body onto the tracks. I should have tunneled the water, electrify and sewage before this day!

Lowering the caboose body onto its trucks.

Welding blocks to secure the caboose

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Pictures by John Bertini