Southern Pacific Caboose #55
Illinois Central Railroad Caboose #199539
Please note: This car comes with the track panel that it is currently sitting on.
Built in 1968 as a steel caboose for the Illinois Central Railroad. Retired by IC and sold into private ownership. It is a very original and complete car, it has been used as storage and seller will remove items stored inside the car. The caboose is good overall condition and some of the mechanical attributes include: Good body & roof, original battery electrical system, oil fired stove, conductors desk, rotating end cap bearings, fair wheels, cushion under frame.
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.