Tuesday, 12 July 2011
White Rive Lumber Company Caboose # 001, U.S.A.
White River Lumber logging caboose #001 was built in 1945. It is mostly of wood construction, with 4 short steel I-beams in its wooden frame. Built at the end of WWII, it was built using components available to the White River's car shop. It is basically a shortened skeleton log car with a body added to it. First used on log trains, in the 1950s it was used on the short run to the interchange. In the 1960s the caboose was taken off its trucks and turned into a shed. The caboose #001 is now preserved in the railroad museum, Snoqualmie, Washington.