Northern Pacific Caboose Active at Monticello Railway Museum
Northern Pacific caboose number 1321 last operated on BN in Denver in 1972. It passed through successive owners until 1981 when John Abelson of Urbana, Illinois bought it. John arranged to have it hauled on its own wheels on a Union Pacific train from Denver to the Monticello Railway Museum in Monticello, Illinois.
John and other museum members restored the caboose to its Northern Pacific appearance and it has operated at the museum for years. When the replica steam locomotive Leviathan visited the museum in 2009, a suitable car was sought for it to pull. John’s caboose was chosen.
How many other Northern Pacific cabooses are still in operation?
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