Belt Railway of Chicago 223
Belt Railway of Chicago 223 is a transfer caboose, a type of caboose designed for use with freight trains going short distances between nearby railroad yards. It was used on the BRC system in and around Chicago.
FUN FACT: The BRC emblem on the side of caboose 223 is a pictogram: a literal belt, complete with buckle, surrounds a prominent Y, which is the municipal device of the City of Chicago (the three legs representing the North, South, and Main Branches of the Chicago River).
Belt Railway of Chicago 223 Details
Year Built: 1953
Width: 9ft 11in
Height: 11ft 9in
Weight: ??? lbs
Description: Steel Transfer Caboose
Condition: Complete / restored / operational