Illinois Central Caboose #199454
Southern Pacific Caboose #55
Built in 1974 as a bay window caboose for the Southern Pacific Railroad, retired by SP and sold into private ownership. Some of the mechanical details include: Excellent body and roof, APEE bearings, comp shoes, ABD valves, original interior, overhead water tanks, Microphor toilets. Would work great as an escort caboose for high and wide shipments, on a tourist railroad or for stationary display.
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.