Caboose Photo Archive
the cabooses of the BN and CB&Q, FW&D GN, NP & SP&S

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Fort Worth & Denver

The merger of BN involved the CB&Q, NP, GN, and SP&S and several affiliated roads and businesses. In 1970 the merger incorporated the four major Northern Lines and subsidiary lines of CB&Q: Colorado and Southern (C&S), and its line Fort Worth and Denver (FW&D); GN and NP company Midland Railway Company of Manitoba Canada renamed Burlington Northern Manitoba Limited (BNML); NP line Walla Walla Valley Railway Company (WWV) of Walla Walla Washington. These railroads remained wholly owned subsidiaries and maintained motive power with separate numbering and company initials to identify ownership.

In 1981 the BN reorganized to a holding company and fully incorporate most of these lines. The only remaining subsidiary is BNML.
(from the FRIENDS OF THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN RAILROAD site)

    Location & Information  Date Photo Credit
FW&D
63
unknown  unknown from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
FW&D
101
unknown Feb 1969 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner


Burlington Northern

. Location & Information  Date Photo Credit
10024 & 10022  Aurora IL
McClure Ave
 Nov 1990  Photo by
David Schnell / Mike Farrell collection
 10024  Aurora IL
McClure Ave
 Nov 1990  Photo by
David Schnell / Mike Farrell collection
 10026 Toppenish WA
 
ex-SP&S 901.
 
May 2. 2003  Robert D. Ulberg
 12387 Burlington WA April 19, 2003   Robert D. Ulberg
 12432  Bellingham WA April 19, 2003   Robert D. Ulberg
   12529  Everett Wa  April 19, 2003  Robert D. Ulberg
12219  Everett Wa  April 19, 2003  Robert D. Ulberg
 10553  Everett Wa  April 19, 2003  Robert D. Ulberg
 10024  Aurora IL
McClure Ave
 Nov 1990  Photo by
David Schnell / Mike Farrell collection


Burlington Northern

  Location & Information  Date Photo Credit
 12230  Aurora IL
McClure Ave
 Nov 1990  Photo by
David Schnell /
Mike Farrell collection
 10035 Centralia WA Jan 26, 2002   Robert D. Ulberg
 10036  Lincoln NE    Gary Beans
10038  Tacoma WA  May 1992  Robert Jacox
10058  Lincoln NE    Gary Beans
10060 unknown June 1976 unknown
 10061  Vancouver WA  March 3, 2002   Robert D. Ulberg
10075      
 10119  Lincoln NE   Gary Beans
 10130    Portland OR May20, 2001  Robert D. Ulberg
 10188   Lincoln NE   Gary Beans
Vancover WA
July 2, 1978
Steve Gertner
 10247   Lincoln NE   Gary Beans
 10304  Ft Worth TX  July 18,1981 Mel Lawrence 
10343  Ill Rail Museum  July 21, 1993  photo by
David Schnell
Mike Farrell collection
 10358  Lincoln NE   Gary Beans
 10394  unknown location   May 17, 1984  Mike Barton
 10415 unknown location     
 10437 Vaughn MT  Sept 13, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 10510 Everett, WA  Jan 25, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 10510  Everett, WA 
on a Reverse move to BNSF
Delta Yard
 Sept 7, 2004  Joe O'Connell
 10530 Pasco, WA  April 13, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
10550  Colorado Springs CO  Feb 2 1983 Dick Leonhardt 
10555  Colorado Springs CO  January 31, 1983 Dick Leonhardt 
 10565 Pasco, WA  April 13, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
10585 Pasco, WA   April 13, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 10637  Chicago IL  June 2, 2004  Jim Hebner
 10648 Pasco, WA  5/2/03.   Robert D. Ulberg
 10662 Vancouver WA  May 19, 2001  Robert D. Ulberg
10682  Vancouver WA May 6, 2001 Robert D. Ulberg
10724 Colorado Springs CO  Sept 1981  Dick Leonhardt 
 10726  Tukwila WA  Sept 29, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 10732 Portland OR  Feb 12, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
10753 Colorado Springs CO  May 1986 Dick Leonhardt  
 10764 Pasco WA   April 13, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
Moscow WA
July 1973
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 10919 Pasco WA  Sept 11, 2002   Robert D. Ulberg
10944   Lincoln NE    Gary Beans
 11205  Medford OR  8/7/02  Robert D. Ulberg
11254  wood bay window
ex SP&S
unknown   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 SP&S
79
5
Moulton Falls WA  12/15/02  Robert D. Ulberg
SP&S
802
SP&S wood bay window
unknown location
 unknown   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 11335  Seattle WA  July 8, 1970  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 11363 Moses Lake WA  May 13, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 11365  Hoffman MN    Tom Diez
11456  Moses Lake WA  4/13/02  Robert D. Ulberg
11473  K Falls OR  Jan 1974   from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 11598  St Louis  April 1981  Bill Folsom
 11606 Hyak WA  April 13, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 11619  Kansas City  June 28, 1981  Mel Lawrence
11638   Vancouver, WA Dec 29, 2001  Robert D. Ulberg
 11698  Vancouver, WA  Jan 12, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 11705      
 11710 Picker OK
BNSF 11710/ SLSF 1735
This caboose has both a bay window and a cupola, and it was located on the highway next to a very small mining museum.
 Sept 2003  Carl Lehman
 11770   Minneapolis MN  May 29, 2001  Vlad Kedrovsky
11997  Bay window  May 1989 from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 13501 Galesburg IL
if you have been on the
Southwest Chief you've
seen 13501
 March 1986 Dick Leonhardt 

Location & Information  Date Photo Credit

 Toppenish WA

TSWR (ex BN 12001)

 July 5, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg 
 Bend OR  Sept 1996  Robert Jacox
Longview WA  02/02/02 Robert D. Ulberg 
 Kansas?    Steve Barker
Centralia WA   Jan 26, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
Longview WA  02/02/02  Robert D. Ulberg
  Great Falls MT Sept 14, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 Lincoln NE   Gary Beans 
Eola IL June 1992   Photo by
David Schnell /
Mike Farrell collection
 Great Falls MT  Sept 16, 2001  Robert D. Ulberg
 Vancouver WA  Jan 12, 2002   Robert D. Ulberg
Pasco WA  April 13, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
unknown location   Aug 1983  Mike Barton
Mendota IL     Photo by
David Schnell /
Mike Farrell collection
 12174
 unknown location    
Tacoma Wa  4/14/02  Robert D. Ulberg
 Great Falls MT  Sept 16, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 Aurora IL
McClure Ave
    David Schnell
from the Mike Farrell collection
Missoula MT  Sept 12, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 East Dubuque IL  August 1978  Scott
Colorado Springs CO March 1990 Dick Leonhardt
 Wishram WA  Dec 20, 1998 J Kubus 
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep

Pasco WA

Shove only

 April 13, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
Minneapolis MN  May 29, 2001  Vlad Kedrovsky
 
Minneapolis MN
35th Ave
white lined
May 13, 2001   D L Owings
Ellensburg WA April 26, 2002 Robert D. Ulberg
 Eugene OR  July 16, 1987  P Arnold 
from the
collection of
Albert Phleep
 Tacoma Wa
12117 is behind it
 April 14, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
Seattle WA May 1990 Dick Leonhardt
 Creston  April 1995  John Harper
 Fridley MN  July 14, 2001   Vlad Kedrovsky
 Portland OR  Feb 10, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 Great Falls MT  Sept 16, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
Centralia WA   April 14, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
 Tukwila, WA  Sept 29, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
Colorado Springs CO  Feb 2 1983 Dick Leonhardt
   July 1992  DavidSchnel
  Lenexa KS    Steve Barker

12418

Portland OR  Feb 12, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg

12506 unknown   unknown  Tom Holley
12506  unknown  unknown    Tom Holley
   12506  unknown   unknown  Tom Holley
 12514 Tacoma WA  Jan 26, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg 
12515

Aurora IL

McClure Ave

 Nov 1990  from the
collection of
Mike Farrell
12544
Vancouver WA
 Jan 11, 2003
 Robert D. Ulberg 
 
New Westminster BC
 Mar 30, 2005
 Stephen Rees
  Junction City OR
The caboose is retired and located
at the Pancake &
Steak Depot.
Jan 5, 2002
 Robert D. Ulberg
 Havre MT
April16, 1995
Portland, OR
Dec 29, 2001
Robert D. Ulberg 
Galesburg IL
 David Schnell
from the Mike Farrell collection
Pasco, WA
Sept 16, 2002
 Robert D. Ulberg
Centralia WA
 May 18, 2002
  Robert D. Ulberg
 
Tacoma, WA 
Jan 26, 2002 
 Robert D. Ulberg
 12606  Lenexa KC    Steve Barker
12606  Lenexa KC    Steve Barker
12606  Lenexa KC  Jan 30, 2002  Steve Barker
12607 Minneapolis MN  May 29, 2001  Vlad Kedrovsky
12613  Seattle WA March 12, 1994  Robert Jacox
  12623  Everett,WA
Bringing up the rear of BNSF 2080
departing BNSF Delta Yard
 September 6,2004  Joe O'Connell
Great
Northern
X-116
  Great
Northern
X-237
  Jan 12, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
Great
Northern
X-237
     Jim Shepard
 Great
Northern
X-294
 Puyallup WA  Sept 29, 2002   Robert D. Ulberg
Great
Northern
X-303
 Opportunity, WA
Spokane International RR,
no number,
but is ex GN X-303
 July 6, 2002  Robert D. Ulberg
NP 1065  Toppenish, WA  July 5, 2002   Robert D. Ulberg


CB&Q cabooses

  Location & Information  Date  Photo Credit
10130  Sioux City IA  early 1990's  Scott Manley
10128  O'Neill branch wye  late 1980s  Scott Manley
10128  O'Neill branch wye  late 1980s  Scott Manley
10137  unknown location  August 1983  from the
collection of
Jim Hebner
 10222 unknown location  Sept 1976  Scott
13555  Albia IA
Monroe County Historical Society Museum - restored
 Feb 21, 2006  Gerald Gordon Sr
13741  Lincoln NE  unknown  Glenn Beans
14240  Lincoln NE  unknown Glenn Beans
14353

Parkview Iowa
Walnut Grove Pioneer Village
in northern Scott County, Iowa (just north of the Quad Cities). Older photos, taken while the caboose was in active service, showed the "Burlington Route" logo under the cupola. In the refurbishment, it must've gotten painted over

Oct 8, 2012 John Robbins
14379  Lincoln NE  unknown Glenn Beans
 14446  Medford OR Aug 7, 2002 Robert D. Ulberg 
14662  Batavia IL
Batavia Depot Museum
Feb 26, 1996  David Schnell /
Mike Farrell collection

Contributions welcome and credited.

Most of the photos on this site are from original photos/slides or submissions. Some photos are from the web - I have tried to get permission to use on all of them, but a few may have slipped through. Please, let me know if that has happened.




This archive was first access Dec 6, 1999