A CATALOG OF CAPTIVE CABOOSES

FROM THE

RIO GRANDE RAILROAD

Last Update: 18 September 1999

CAR # CITY STATE LOCATION INFORMATION AND OTHER COMMENTS GAUGE
0306 Chama NM replica, made from wooden boxcar, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad NG
0313 Aztec NM replica, made from wooden boxcar, Aztec Museum, 125 North Main, 505 NG
0500 Durango CO as Durango & Silverton 0500, wood, cupola, built 1886, Depot, from NG
0501 Durango CO no markings, wood, cupola, Jackson Place, off 8th Avenue NG
0503 Chama NM as C&TS 0503, wood, cupola, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, 505-7 NG
0504 ? ME LOCATION? NG
0505 Durango CO as D&SNG 0505, wood, cupola, Durango & Silverton NG Railroad, 303-2 NG
0510 ?   JA RGS W409/0409, Disney Japan?, from Heritage Square, Golden, Colorado NG
0516 Silverton CO as SRR 17, ex-D&RG 17, ex-SG&N 17, ex-SN 005, wood, cupola, blt. 18 NG
0517 Fairplay CO no markings, wood, cupola, South Park City Mus., with United Fruit NG
0518 Durango CO wood, cupola, D&RGW Hist. Foundation, 586 Animas Drive, 970-259-949 NG
0524 Golden CO wood, cupola, built 1880 by D&RG, Colorado Railroad Museum, POB 10, NG
0526 Flint MI wood, cupola, stored at Huckleberry Railroad, Bray Road, 810-736-17 NG
0540 Durango CO as D&SNG 0540, wood, cupola, Durango & Silverton NG Railroad, 303-2 NG
0548 Golden CO as D&RG 49, wood, cupola, Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 West 44th NG
0573 Ogden UT UTah State Railroad Museum, Ogden Union Station, from Farmington, U NG
0574 Eckert? CO north of Orchard City, GONE TO Silver Plume? NG
0575 Ouray CO wood, cupola, Ouray City Park and Pool, off US 550 NG
0576 Salida CO no number, tender trucks, Salida Museum, 406 W. Rainbow & US 50, w/ NG
0577 Cimarron CO wood, cupola, Curecanti National Recreation Area, US 50, w/D&RGW 27 NG
0578 Golden CO wood, cupola, built 1886 by D&RG, Colorado Railroad Museum, 303-279 NG
0579 Antonito CO no markings, ex-C&TS 0579, wood, cupola, near Cumbres & Toltec Depot NG
0580 Del Norte CO no markings, wood, cupola, sitting on trucks, Visitor Info. Center, NG
0584 Royal Gorge CO wood, cupola, Royal Gorge Park, inside gate with D&RGW 499 steam lo NG
0585 Fairplay CO no markings, wood, end cupola, Main Street at South Park City, need NG
0586 Silver Plume CO wood, end cupola, Georgetown Loop Railroad Depot, other railroad eq NG
0587 Hesston IN trucks and frame only, burned in car barn fire NG
0588 Lake City CO wood, end cupola, Visitor Information Center NG
0589 Gunnison CO wood, cupola, Pioneer Museum, US 50, with D&RGW 268 steam loco, 800 NG
0825? Westcliffe CO 0?25, wood, end cupola, no trucks, Seifert's, 1 mile north on Rt 69 STD
0952 Cripple Creek CO wood, cupola, sitting on CB&Q trucks, Cripple Creek & Victor Depot, STD
1100 Tooele UT as TVR 04, wood, cupola, Tooele County RR Museum, 35 North Broadway STD
01101? Heber City UT as Heber Creeper Baking Co., ex-UR 53, wood, cupola, had side door? STD
01108? Texas Creek CO as 01180, wood, center cupola, Boviard's Iron Horse Ranch, 6 mi sou STD
1120 Thistle UT ex-Utah & Pleasant Valley Railway?, wood, cupola, 4 wheel, on hill STD?
1126 Fraser CO no markings, wood, no trucks, Byers Peak Ranch, Co. 73, James Delan STD
1132 Pueblo CO wood, end cupola, Resulana Road, east of 29th Lane, south of US 50 STD
1157 Masonville CO wood, cupola, no trucks, Cabin, Buckhorn Rd. (CO 27 to CO 44H), 15 STD
1390 Kremmling CO steel, cupola, M.G.McCall, CO Rd 162, off Red Dirt Road, north of R STD
1391 Golden CO as D&SL 10060, Colorado Railroad Museum STD
1401 Weld County CO Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Canton area? STD
1402 Canon City CO Royal Gorge Information Center, Burger King, US 50, east side of to STD
1405 Weld County CO Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Canton area? STD
1407 Citrus Height CA Jim Dobbas Equipment & Scrap, 7920 Antelope Road, SOLD? STD
1408 Bayfield CO Pine River Ranch, 5 miles north on CO Rd 501, information - William STD
1409 Antelope CA Jim Dobbas Equipment & Scrap, 7920 Antelope Road, SOLD? STD
1414 Portola CA Portola Railroad Museum, 700 Western Pacific Way, 96122, 916-832-41 STD
1416 Parker CO blt 8/41, Denver & New Orleans RR Club, 11031 S. Pikes Peak Dr., 80 STD
1417 Ringoes NJ Black River & Western Railroad STD
1418 Spanish Fork UT 160 North 900 East STD
1422 Ringoes NJ Black River & Western Railroad STD
1423 Alamosa CO in local service, Union Pacific Yard STD
1427 Parker CO blt. 6/42, Vince Dandurand, 8000 N. Silo Dr., e. of Hilltop, n. of STD
1428 Citrus Height CA Jim Dobbas Equipment & Scrap, 7920 Antelope Road, SOLD? STD
1431 Chiloquin OR Quentin Breen, Train Mountain Park, 36941 South Chiloquin Road STD
1432 Pueblo CO Union Depot, Pueblo Locomotive & Rail Historical Society STD
1433 Strasburg CO stored on siding, Dan Quiat, owner, 303-759-1000, from Denver STD
1435 Westcliffe CO Visitor Information Center, Main Street STD
1438 Denver? CO Iron & Metal Scrap Yard, 54th & Franklin, SOLD TO Dan Quiat or SCRA STD
1440 Santa Fe NM as Santa Fe Southern Railroad Billboard, ex-SFS 02, Cerrillos Road STD
1441 Walsenburg CO Depot STD
1444 Santa Fe NM as Santa Fe Southern 01 STD
1447 Denver CO Union Pacific Burnham Yard, FOR SALE? STD
1448 Hot Sulpur Sp CO Ski Train scheme, Grand County Hist. Society, from Winter Park, wi STD
1457 Ogden UT UTah State Railroad Museum, Ogden Union Station STD
1459 Roseville? CA private, edge of town?, LOCATION? STD
1461 Eagle CO Museum at Visitor Information Center, I-70 rest area STD
1465 Denver CO ANSCO, Union Pacific Burnham Yard STD
1466 Weld County CO as SP 01466, painted for layout on Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Can STD
1468 Citrus Height CA Jim Dobbas Equipment & Scrap, 7920 Antelope Road, SOLD? STD
1469 Chandler AZ Arizona Railway Museum, Erie and Delaware Streets, 602-821-1108 STD
1477 Weld County CO as SSW 01477, painted for layout on Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Ca STD
1480 Denver? CO Union Pacific North Yard, SOLD TO? STD
1481 Bacchus UT as DODX 01481, steel, cupola, US Navy, Alliant Technical Systems STD
1483 Bacchus UT as DODX 01483, steel, cupola, US Navy, Alliant Technical Systems STD
1484 Galisteo NM as Santa Fe Southern 04, from Lamy, LOCATION? STD
1486 Bacchus UT as DODX 01486, steel, cupola, US Navy, Alliant Technical Systems STD
1488 Santa Fe NM ex-Santa Fe Southern 03, Depot, from Lamy STD
1489 Pueblo CO in local service, Union Pacific Yard STD
1490 Bacchus UT as DODX 01490, steel, cupola, US Navy, Alliant Technical Systems STD
1490 Dillsboro NC actually N&W 518690, Great Smoky Mountains Railway, POB 397, 28725, STD
1501 Strasburg CO stored on siding, Dan Quiat, owner, 303-759-1000, from Denver STD
1502 Steamboat Spgs CO Depot STD
1503 Helper UT in local service, Union Pacific Yard STD
1504 Ogden UT UTah State Railroad Museum, Ogden Union Station STD
1505 Strasburg CO as GREX 01505, stored on siding, Dan Quiat, owner, 303-759-1000 STD
1508 Salem UT 500 East 800 South, with SP 1933 & SSW 72 cabooses STD
1510 Pueblo CO Union Depot, Dean Sedinger, owner STD
1511 Durango CO actually ATSF 999250, Home, 578 Animas View Dr., along D&SNG, w/2nd STD
1513 Colorado Spgs CO in local service, Union Pacific Yard STD
1516 Pueblo CO Canon City & Royal Gorge Railroad, GOING TO Canon City? STD
1521 Denver CO Denver & Intermountain Railroad, Denver & Rock Island Railroad, 474 STD
1522 Pueblo CO in local service, Union Pacific Yard STD
1523 Clovis CA as C&S 01523, Randy Johnson, LOCATION? STD
1524 Phippsburg CO in local service, Union Pacific Yard STD
4343 Weld County CO Anschutz Eagle Ranch, Hardin/Canton area? NG
4982 Chama NM wood, no cupola, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, POB 789, 87520, NG
4990 Boulder CO wood, cupola, Park, Broadway & Canyon Blvd, w/C&N Rwy 30 loco & D&R NG
014238? Westcliffe CO wood, cupola, no trucks, blt from boxcar, Seifert's/Norup Gas, 6016 STD
? Alamosa River CO Cabin, LOCATION? STD?
? Colorado Spgs CO Jones, n. of Woodmen Dr., north off east end of Westwood Drive, not STD

NOTE: I have tried to list all cabooses that are on display, stored near public access or privately owned. Some of the stored and most private cabooses require permission prior to inspection. Some locations are from other listings, including railroad historical societies, and some of this information is old. I have visited many of these hacks but some may have been moved or scrapped. If you know of captive cabooses not on the list or have corrections to the information, please let me know. Thanks, Roger Kirkpatrick

Reference:

  • Eager, Jim, 1996, Rio Grande Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment; Edison, NJ, Morning Sun Books, 128 pages.
  • Maxwell, John W., & Hubbard, J. L., 1987, Narrow Gauge Pictorial, Vol. 5: Cabooses of the D&RGW: unknown, 160 pages.
  • Sloan, Robert E., 1979, D&RG and D&RGW Caboose: Narrow Guage & Short Line Gazette, Vol. 5, No. 2, May/June, pgs. 28 -
Roger Kirkpatrick, 113 W. 17th St., Leadville, CO 80461, e-mail: caboose@chaffee.net
 
 

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