BN #12259 - Greenfield, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 24.784 W 093° 50.851
15S E 425001 N 4141034
Today the caboose is declared "dangerous" by the Federals, and has been replaced by "End-Of-Train" devices.
Waymark Code: WM15MK7
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 01/22/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
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County of caboose: Dade County
Location of caboose: Wells St., Greenfield
built new for BN, blt 12/79

Three caboose set here, not to be used, awaiting disposal.

"Today, thanks to computer technology and economic necessity, cabooses no longer follow America's trains. The major railroads have discontinued their use, except on some short-run freight and maintenance trains. The caboose has been replaced by something called the end-of-train device, a portable steel box about the size of a suitcase that's attached to the back of the train's last car. Railroad companies say the device accomplishes everything the caboose did-but cheaper and better." ~ Chicago Tribune, By Greg Beaubien, 2 Feb. 1995

Current Use:
Waiting for dispersal, gifting or scraping

Type Of Caboose: Cupola, "Standard"

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