Milwaukee Road Caboose #992134

404 Superior Street, Antigo, Wisconsin

A Thrall Rail Car caboose built for the Milwaukee Road, sold to Wisconsin Central, now in C&NW Livery

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Overview Looking Southwest

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in August 2013

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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.

The history of this car appears to include a stint with the Wisconsin Central after the collapse of the Milwaukee Road. Today, it is "stuffed and mounted" in Antigo, wearing Chicago & Northwestern livery, as part of a railroad display.

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2013: Added by J.R. Manning

Sources 

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