Sunday, December 18, 2016
The replica diesel engine of the smaller scaled train is colorful with the red and grey markings. I like the railings that are there depicted just like the ones on the real engine so the engineer can check out the train without falling off the machine.
The caboose for this engine is fancy with great colors. When researching the purpose of a caboose, I found that it was there to check on the loads in front of it that were being carried by the train. Also the crew of the train would seek shelter on the caboose while one man was in charge of communicating to the engineer of the status of the shipping cars. Now that I shared that, it makes me wonder if a passenger train ever had a caboose. My answer is probably that there was no need for a caboose.