The Railroad Caboose: Its 100 Year History, Legend and Lore
Place Published: San Marino, CA
Publisher: Golden West Books
Date Published: 1987
Edition: Ninth printing
Book Id: 45361
237pp. Octavo [22 cm] Black paper over boards. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrated with over 165 illustrations. Very good, in a very good, price-clipped dust jacket, with light edge wear.
From the dust jacket- "Nearly everyone is familiar with the railroad caboose. Formally, it's the punctuation mark that concludes every freight train- a mobile office for the crew, a lookout post. It is the van on the Canadian National, a cabin car on the Pennsylvania, a buggy on the Boston & Maine; but by whatever name, it remains symbolic of the railroad scene."