This excellent book on Union Pacific cabooses is a must-have for Union Pacific fans and caboose fans. Beginning with the earliest cabooses on the UP, wooden 4-window cupola-less cars, to the steel slogan-bearing cars used until the common demise of the use of cabooses in the 1980s, and to the second-hand cars acquired with the demise of the Rock Island and the various mergers, its all here!
Diagrams, line-drawings, painting specifications and rosters together with the numerous B&W and Color photographs give the rail enthusiast and model railroader all the information one needs to learn about and model UP cabooses. With help from many sources including Union Pacific department records and the Union Pacific Historical Society this is a complete work. Also included with the rosters are notes on the disposition of many cars and their locations.
Contents:Ch. 1: The Historical Era, pp. 14-34;Ch. 2: Standard CA and CA-1 Cabooses, pp. 35-76;Ch. 3: Wooden Specialty Cabooses, pp. 77-92;Ch. 4: Wooden Caboose Miscellany, pp. 93-100;Ch. 5: Roster of Union Pacific Wooden Cabooses, pp. 101-132;Ch. 6: Steel Cabooses, pp. 133-212;Ch. 7: Steel Maintenance-of-Way Cabooses, pp. 213-220;Ch. 8: Roster of Union Pacific Steel Cabooses, pp. 221-246;Ch. 9: Painting, Lettering and Numbering, pp. 247-269;Appendix A: Roster of Early Subsidiary Cabooses, pp. 270-278;Appendix B: Roster of Other Road's Wooden Cabooses, pp. 284-286;Roster of Recent Merger Partner's Steel Cabooses (Missouri-Kansas-Texas, Missouri Pacific, Spokane International, Western Pacific), pp. 284-286;Bibliography and References, pp. 287-288.
Union Pacific Historical Society, hardcover, 288 pages, standard landscape book 10 x 8 in., B&W and Color photographs.