Yeah, Yet Another Caboose

Several weeks ago I posted photographs of an old Missouri Pacific caboose, the #509, that was designated as a Terminal Cab. In that post I pointed out several differences between that caboose and others that I had commonly seen or ridden in. Today I’m going to feature the T&P Caboose #13146, and I think it’ll be the last caboose in this “series”. 🙂

This cab reverses those differences that I had written about: the end of the roof is open rather than closed in, and the cupola has a sliding side window arrangement, along with wider fixed windows fore and aft. It likely has the single rotating seat at each side. Also note the presence of ribs on the roof.

In studying the two images, I’ve noticed a few other differences: the “nail” radio antenna on the cupola roof as opposed to the “fire cracker” on the MoP roof, differently shaped hand railings/grabs on the end platforms and cupola, and what appears to be a metal reinforcement plate on the first three wall side panels just below the roof on the far end of the TP cab. I remember that plate was common on the TP cabooses. I never found out specifically what it was for.

One thing in common though, as with the MoP cab, the running board on the roof is still in place.

T&P Caboose #13146

This image was scanned from an old Polaroid photograph that I recorded on December 29th of 1971. The location is the T&P yard at Avondale, Louisiana.

One thought on “Yeah, Yet Another Caboose

  1. I believe I have to reverse myself on one item. Today as I look at this photo again, I believe that this cab’s cupola has twin seats facing each other (rather than a single rotating seat). I think I’m seeing the top of the backrests, barely visible above the bottoms of the fore/aft windows. Anybody wish to comment on that?


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