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Freight Cars

CB&Q 1891 Chicago Burlington & Quincy 14073
CB&Q 1891
Chicago Burlington & Quincy 14073
Description:NE1 Wood Cupola Caboose

Equipment Information

Burlington 14073 is a standard railroad caboose (or “waycar” as the CB&Q called cabooses) designed for general freight service over the CB&Q system. It has a cupola on the roof, offset towards one end, to provide the conductor better visibility over his train. It is the oldest freight car preserved at the museum.

Builder: Chicago Burlington & Quincy
Year Built: 1891
Length: 38ft 9in
Width: 9ft 7in
Height: 14ft 6in
Weight: 41800 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: 4 Wheel Wood
Description: Wood Cupola Caboose / (ex CB&Q 222) Aurora
Arrived: 1973
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

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