Some of you seemed interested in our caboose so here are a few pictures. We bougt it in the mid 1970's from CNR. We used it for a studio at that time but since then all the kids have taken turns using it as a bedroom while they were in high school and later several of them stayed in their with their own kids while they were living back at our house temporarily. Now the grandchildren love to sleep out there when they visit. It was uesd as a pottery studio last summer so it needed a lot of cleaning. It also tends to be a bit of a storage area for family members who are moving. Train lovers don't necessarily love the paint job.
The first photo is the path leading to the caboose through the wildflower garden. You can just make out the caboose at the end of the path.
Next picture is of the outside,which, I am afraid, is badly in need of a paint job. First, though some boards need to be replaced and they will probably have to be specially cut to fit. Hence the delay in painting.
Then you can see the main part looking toward what would be the back end of the train.
Then there is a picture of the seats that are up in the cupola. The interesting thing about them is that the back can swing from one side to the other depending on which way you want to face. We installed a drawing board on the one in the photo.