UP-25129

UP-25129
Car Specs
Car Number: 
25129
Type: 
Caboose
Builder: 
PC&M
Built / Retired: 
1944
Construction: 
steel
Length: 
36 ft. 7 in.
Weight: 
54,000 lbs.
Notes: 
Class CA-4

This cupola-type caboose was built for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1944. It was used throughout the extensive U.P. system until 1980, when it was donated to the Museum. Prior to sending it here, the railroad repaired and repainted it in their Omaha shops. The 25129 has been in regular service on the museum railway since that time. It was repainted by Museum volunteers in 1999.

Today, the caboose has almost disappeared from the American railroad; improved radio communication, smaller train crews, and the drive to economize have all contributed to its elimination. The End of Train Device, a small metal box with a blinking red light, has replaced the caboose at the end of most of the nation’s freight trains. Crew members who once rode in the caboose now ride in the locomotive cab.

OERM 2014 Calendar

OERM 2014 CalendarThe Orange Empire 2014 Calendar titled "The Street Cars of Los Angeles" is now available. Photographs of the Los Angeles Railway and the Pacific Electric Railway in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas enhance each month.. The price is $12.95 each plus sales tax and $5.00 shipping. To order your calendar call 951-943-3020 or e-mail info@oerm.org for more information.