Author: Mike Schafer
Softcover; 8.2 x 0.4 x 9 inches, 96 pages, 1997
The author brings together all the charm of this railroad fixture, offering personal stories from the men who lived and worked in these cars, while exploring the caboose's often-ignored history. He traces developments in caboose design as well as it's function.
Includes all styles, all vintages and all colors of the unique little cars that bring up the rear. For more than 100 years, the caboose has been a part of the railroad scene. Enjoy the over 80 amazing photos plus caboose history and development, interior and exterior design details, and discussion of the life of a railroad conductor who lives in cabooses. Tells of the ultimate demise of the caboose and its uses after retiring from the tracks.