Milwaukee Road Caboose #992186

2815 Wisconsin St Sturtevant, Wisconsin

A Thrall Rail Car caboose built for the Milwaukee Road

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Photo taken by J.R. Manning in November 2012

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Description 

The Milwaukee Road shops built 315 "rib-sided" design caboose between 1939 and 1951. After 1951, the Milwaukee Road contracted with Thrall Car Manufacturing Company to build caboose for the railroad. The so-called Thrall cars, of which this is one, are of a more traditional riveted steel construction.

It is part of Sturtevant Rails, an outdoor museum of rail memorabilia, cars, signals and maintenance vehicles. Sturtevant has a long heritage of connection to the railroads, in fact, the town was first known as Western Union Junction.

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2012: New Street View added by Andrew Wood
  • November 8, 2012: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

  • J.R. Manning - Lugnuts969 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Andrew Wood