(above)- built of wood about 100 years ago and used until
1968. Nicknamed "Woody" due to wood construction.
Interior is totally original. Car was originally
built in 1910 with side doors and no end platforms to a design
dating from 1882. In 1920 the side doors were removed
and end platforms were installed. This is oldest known
caboose of this type in orginal condition in a museum.
There are 3 or 4 on display from the 10600 number series.
These cars were actually constructed to the same design
during World War II. Wood was used due to rationing
of steel in effect at that time. The museum recently
completed an exterior restoration of this caboose supported
by a grant from the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS). Additional
work is now being done on the cupola funded by a grant from
the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.
C&W #100 (below)- bay
window style later converted to "simulator car" for
training engineers. Now used as the museum gift shop
and visitor center for out museum.
Pacific (MP) #1234 (above)- totally
restored. Few people are aware of the Mopac's presence
in Colorado and their significant facilities once located
in Pueblo. The MP was later merged into the Union Pacific.
#03 - used on coal trains from the
CF&I mines west of Trinidad. Nicknamed "Scrappy"
as the road constructed this waycar from an old coal tender
and a retired coal hopper car.