Guide to North American Cabooses

Carl Byron with Don Heimburger
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Over 100 railroads' cabooses shown in this all-new book from Carl Byron with Don Heimburger.


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Get the go-to source for history and operation of North American cabooses! This 224-page book, written by Carl Byron with Don Heimburger, explains why cabooses existed, how they were used, and why they eventually disappeared. Guide to North American Cabooses shows and explains designs common to regions as well as designs specific to many individual railroads, closing with the common International Car Co. wide-cupola caboose that appeared on railroads across the country.

You’ll find details on:

  • What employees did while on board.
  • How cabooses often served as living quarters for crews during the steam era.
  • Roster information for many railroads by type and series of caboose.
  • Types of cabooses including four-wheel bobbers, wooden, steel, bay-window and wide-cupola.
  • And more!
Author: Carl Byron with Don Heimburger
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 224
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