This caboose was built from a Troop Kitchen car. It is normally assigned with locomotive cranes as tool, rigging and crew cars while bringing up the rear of the work extra. Vestibules were cut into each end with an Ajax brake wheel installed inside both ends. The rear end has a window on the left side of the door which looks out through an unglazed window opening. A back up light is centered over the rear door. Ladders on both ends and the left side allow service to the fuel oil bunker fill pipe and a roof walk extends the length of the car with electrical conduits tucked under it.

Modelers note: These cars are an ideal kit bash project for the new Walthers undecorated Troop Kitchen car.


1039E ladder side

1039 was in out of service storage in the Anchorage yard in 1998

Photos courtesy of Pat Durand