The Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club. Oak Park Illinois USA. May 2011., a photo by Eddie from Chicago on Flickr.
I took this photo during a recent visit, to the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers H.O Scale Model Railroad Club.
Although mainline Class 1 railroads and several others had long since discontinued using cabooses on the rear end of working freight trains, the Oak Park Society of Model Engineers prefers to keeep this historic era of modern and old time railroading alive and well.
This red caboose lettered for the club's own Oak River Railroad, is a modified inexpensive TYCO toy train set caboose.
With the addition of details like roof ladders, and dependable operating features like body mounted Kadee # 5 couplers, this cabose now serves the Oak River Railroad quiete well.
The Wabash Railroad and the Norfolk & Western Railroad, had simular cabooses with slanted cupolas many years ago. Two of these former Wabash cabooses, are preserved today at The Monticello Railroad Museum in downstate Monticello Illinois USA.