Southern Pacific Bay Window Caboose #4763
Illinois Central Caboose #199454
Built in 1970 as a steel caboose for the Illinois Central Railroad. Retired by the railroad and sold into private ownership in 1999. Some of the car details include: Great body & roof, roller bearings (car last moved by rail in 1999), original interior, updated to commercial power, personal items including railroad memorabilia are not included in the sale, wide vision cupola, Barber Bettendorf trucks, ABDW brake valves, interior water tank, Microphor toilet, wood stove.
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.