Illinois Central Caboose #199454
Pennsylvania Railroad Caboose #477594
Built in 1929 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as a steel caboose and used in pool service. Ownership was transferred to Penn Central after the New York Central & Pennsylvania Railroads merger. After the demise of Penn Central the car was transferred to Conrail who finally retired the car in the early 1990's. Some of the car details include fair body and roof, friction bearings, original interior, oil fired stove, bunks, lockers, sink and seats. The car has some interior water damage, but it is only on some wood work around the windows which can be easily repaired. There is some body rust on the exterior, but very fixable. (Note: Display track is not included with the sale)
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.