Freight Cars

St Louis 1953 Illinois Terminal 988
St Louis 1953
Illinois Terminal 988
Description:NE Steel Bay Window Caboose

Equipment Information

IT 988 is a standard railroad caboose designed for general freight service on the IT system in Illinois. Instead of a cupola on the roof it has a bay window on each side to provide the conductor better visibility over his train.

Illinois Terminal 988 Details

Builder: St. Louis Car Company
Year Built: 1953
Length: 41ft 4in
Width: 10ft 8in
Height: 12ft 2in
Weight: 52100 lbs
Brakes: AB
Trucks: Barber/Bettendorf
Description: Steel Bay Window Caboose
Arrived: 1990
Condition: Complete / unrestored / not operational

IT 988 Ownership History

1953-1982 – Illinois Terminal #988
1982-1990 – Norfolk & Western #557988
1990-present – Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL

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