Milwaukee Road Caboose #992083

215 N 9th St Rochelle, IL 61068

Milwaukee Road "Rib-sider" built in the Milwaukee Road shops in 1951



Photo taken by J.R. Manning in May 2013




One of the last of the uniquely Milwaukee Road "rib side" caboose built by the Milwaukee Road shops. It is reported that 315 of these rib side caboose were built by the Milwaukee Road Shops between 1939 and 1951. After 1951, the Milwaukee Road contracted with Thrall Car Co. to manufacture more conventional styled caboose. (Number 992114 was the last rib sider built in the Milwaukee Road shops.)This particular caboose was built just prior to the rib-sider in Monroe, Wisconsin.

The caboose is stuffed and mounted behind the Rochelle Diamond Lodge, just across the Union Pacific tracks from the Rochelle Train Park.

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2013: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status
  • May 8, 2013: Added by J.R. Manning


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