caboose197One of the last of the Elgin Joliet & Eastern transfer cabooses at Kirk Yard, the car was used to transport railroad workers around the yard or on runs of less than 20 miles. Originally, the car was equipped with a heater, benches, storage lockers and the equipment that monitored the train’s airbrake system. The car, stripped of its equipment, was donated to the Park in May, 1997 and renovated by Tom Marshall as an Eagle Scout project. It is now used for historical displays and at Christmas, families can have a private visit with Santa in the car during our Santa in the Caboose activities.