This title is a limited printing. Don't miss your copy!
Each of the 35 classes of cabooses from the predecessor railroads that made up Conrail are presented. Often prior paint schemes and then Conrail paint schemes are shown. There are usually 3-4 photographs representing each class. Some classes have floor diagrams as part of the short chapter. A table for each class shows which cabooses were on the the roster for April 1, 1976, June 6, 1981 and April 8, 1986.
Conrail was formed just before the end of the caboose era which will make this title more interesting as the predecessor railroads of Conrail were from the caboose era. As with all early Conrail operations, the many paint schemes of the cabooses, cars and locomotives make for a great color book. Plus add in the roster of over 2,500 cabooses, this will be a great reference title, too.
The Garbely Publishing Company has partnered with The Conrail Historical Society to produce the definitive guide to Conrail cabooses. Authored by GPCo (and CRHS) president Rudy Garbely with contributions from The CRHS staff, this book will include all 35 classes of Conrail cabooses, complete with the histories of each class and stories from Conrail employees that worked on them. This book also contains information on cars that were destined for the Conrail roster, but never operated on Conrail.
The book includes over 600 color photographs, 28 original Conrail car diagrams, and detailed roster entries for over 2,500 cabooses.
All author royalties from the sale of this book are being donated to The Conrail Historical Society.
Hardcover, 308 pages, standard vertical format, Color photographs and roster.