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A train caboose was usually the last car on a freight train, goods train, or passenger train, used as crew quarters or as a brake car at the rear of the train. In some parts of the world, these cars are called "Brake Vans" or "Guard Vans"

This category is for the logging of permanently displayed train caboose cars, brake vans or guard vans.
Expanded Description:
This category is for waymarking individual train cabooses which have been placed in a permanent location for reasons other than railroad storage. Cabooses may qualify if they are on permanent display in a public park, used as any sort of stationary office, shop, home, motel, food service facility, or other facility. Other cabooses in use may qualify as well as long as they are in a location permanent enough to be easily found by a visitor (i.e. on a scenic loop railroad with hourly stops at a station).

Locations that have more than one caboose should not be lumped into one waymark. Please list each caboose independently.

Cabooses parked on a side rail line or cabooses still in use on a rail-line do not qualify for this category.

Instructions for Posting a Train Cabooses Waymark:

    Naming your Waymark:
1: Descriptive Caboose Name. This should be the rail line the caboose was associated with or its location name.

2: The road number (id #) of the caboose if available

3: Include a city/town/area name in your waymark name for ease in category browsing.

Descriptive Caboose Name - Caboose ID Number (if available) - Town, State, USA
B&O caboose C-398 - Avon, Ohio

Personally obtained at the caboose location, if the caboose is located indoors please obtain coordinates for the building entrance and note this in your description

Original photos of the caboose and surrounding area

    Long Description:
Please include the following.

1:The caboose history if possible. Including its road names and numbers.

2: Information that is interesting about the surrounding area or the caboose. For example; Can visitors go inside? Are there other things nearby, a playground, other train-related items?

If possible, please identify the type of train caboose on display in the variables. Information on caboose types may be found HERE Information on Brake Vans may be found HERE

Often, we waymark in areas where we're not experts. Some of us even get over our heads when creating categories and end up reviewing when we're not experts, just casual observers of the subject. The Caboose group is lucky enough to have a real-life expert check in on the category every now and then. If this expert has any further information or corrections about your caboose waymark, you may be contacted. Please take these comments seriously and update your waymark with this information, we all want quality waymarks, right?

Please no additional visit requirements are to added by the waymark creator.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please visit the location of the caboose, brake van, or guard van, provide visit details through photo or narrative.
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Train CaboosesBN Caboose 12550 -- Fort Davis TX

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A bright green caboose renovated and repurposed into an ice cream shop outside of Fort Davis National Historic Site in downtown Fort Davis Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 01/22/2017

last visited: 05/16/2020

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Train CaboosesSouthern Pacific 4605 - Alpine, TX

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Located across the street from the Alpine Amtrak station.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys

location: Texas

date approved: 05/30/2013

last visited: 10/05/2018

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Train CaboosesUP 25432 - Pecos, TX

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Displayed in front of the former Texas and Pacific Railway station in this faded West Texas town.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys

location: Texas

date approved: 11/28/2010

last visited: 05/28/2022

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Train CaboosesATSF Caboose 999518 - Fort Stockton, TX

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One of two cabooses on display next to the old Fort Stock RR Depot which is now a visitor's center.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 08/18/2016

last visited: 01/22/2022

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Train CaboosesUnion Pacific 25151 - Van Horn, TX

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This yellow Union Pacific caboose is at the northeast corner of Van Horn City Hall - in Van Horn, Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Texas

date approved: 06/06/2022

last visited: never

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