Southern Pacific Caboose #55
Ice Cream Parlor Caboose
Built in 1974 as a steel caboose for the Burlington Northern Railroad #12550. Retired by the railroad in 1991 and sold to a private owner who transformed the car into a Ice Cream Parlor. Some of the details include: Good body & roof, roller bearings, commercial power, heat & A/C, city utilities, 2 ice cream/dipping freezers (purchased June 2018), Hawaiian Ice shaved ice machine, Hamilton Beach 3 head malt mixer, ice machine, refrigerator, chest freezer, 3-ton air condition unit, 2 window AC units, hot water heater, 3 compartment sink, metal table, 8'x18' prep room with restroom.
Q- How much does it cost to ship a caboose by truck?
A- The cost to ship a caboose by truck is based on mileage and local crane costs. On an average, you can expect to spend a minimum of $8,000-$10,000 if a car is 1 to 2 hours from the final destination. And a minimum of $15,000-$25,000 if the car is further away. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and we do have several qualified companies we can recommend to assist in the shipping process. If the buyer plans on making the shipping arrangements with a service provider of their choosing, we can assist with speaking with the service provider on what will be required to get the car moved. Often a service provider will either quote high or won't quote at all if they have never moved railroad equipment. After speaking with us, they normally feel more at ease in quoting the job.