Southern Pacific Caboose #55
New York Central Caboose #18015
Built circa 1910 as a wood caboose for the New York Central Railroad. Retired and sold into private ownership and became a cheese shop next to the Beverly Farms, MA railroad depot. Used for various commercial purposes over the years. Some of the car details include: Good to fair body and roof, friction bearings, updated wiring, window A/C, electric floor heat.
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.