Yosemite Valley Railroad Caboose No. 15

Also known as: Caboose No. 15
CA 140, El Portal, California

A caboose used on the defunct Yosemite Valley Railroad.

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YVRR Caboose No 15

Photo taken by Eric Polk

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Description 

The caboose was not built for the railroad but was purchased from another railroad in 1922. Historians have been unable to trace the origins of the caboose but estimate that it was built in the 1890s.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 22, 1978
Reference number
78000352
Area of significance
Transportation
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Rail-related
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1922; 1945

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2017: New photo from Jim Allen
  • December 22, 2015: Updated by Eric Polk: Added overview and description

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