Green Bay & Western's caboose #112 was at the end of an eastbound train
passing through Merrillan in 1981.
The train has just crossed
Highway 95 and is heading for Hatfield. Phil O'Keefe shared this photo, and he
When this caboose started appearing on the GB&W, I did a double take
because I wasn't used to a cupola design on this line.
Phil was right -- this was the only cupola caboose used by the railroad after
1940. This caboose was originally Kansas Oklahoma & Gulf #1549, it
came to the GB&W in May 1980. In later years it was often used on the
Plover way freight.
Phil O'Keefe photo, June, 1981
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