The image of a little red caboose trundling along behind a long freight train is a classic slice of Americana.
With the help of nearly 300 marvellous modern and historical images depicting cabooses of all colours, this collection traces the development of this iconic, bygone rolling stock from the nineteenth century to their almost total demise by the mid-1990s.
Bobber, cupola, bay window, and transfer cabooses are shown at work across the United States, in the process presenting the grand geographic scope of North American railroading.
The photography is accompanied by detailed captions discussing caboose construction, function, history, and locations depicted.
About the Author
Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. Solomon divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.
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Comments about Caboose:
Great photos about an era that is sadly gone in American railroading. I can only envy the kids who got to watch a seemingly endless train roll by and wait for the friendly wave from the conductor on the back platform of the caboose.
A great photo reference for rail fans or modellers.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 11th May 2011
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 16.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.454