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Happy Holiday Railway - Weekends through Dec. 18

Freight Cars

Builder Unknown 1953 Belt Railway of Chicago 223
Builder Unknown 1953
Belt Railway of Chicago 223
Description:NE Caboose

Equipment Information

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

Builder: ???
Year Built: 1953
Length: 32ft
Width: 9ft 11in
Height: 11ft 9in
Weight: ??? lbs
Brakes: ABD
Trucks: Barber/Bettendorf
Description: Steel Transfer Caboose
Arrived: 1998
Condition: Complete / restored / operational

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