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Date: 11/21/20 07:49
a switch on switcher Saturday
Author: valmont

Is it an 'SW hack'?
Denver 7/24/71




Date: 11/21/20 08:57
Re: a switch on switcher Saturday
Author: krm152

Guess its all about colloquialism!
ALLEN



Date: 11/21/20 10:33
Re: a switch on switcher Saturday
Author: PHall

Switch Caboose = Restricted to yard service. This is a former Denver & Salt Lake caboose.



Date: 11/21/20 11:11
Re: a switch on switcher Saturday
Author: 4451Puff

The purpose of a caboose on transfer, main line, or work train service is fairly obvious, but what was the function of a yard caboose? If anything, a caboose in a yard seems like it would constantly be in the way of switching operations. Could someone shed some light on this? T.I.A.

Desmond Praetzel, "4451 Puff"



Date: 11/21/20 12:41
Re: a switch on switcher Saturday
Author: PHall

4451Puff Wrote:
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> The purpose of a caboose on transfer, main line,
> or work train service is fairly obvious, but what
> was the function of a yard caboose? If anything, a
> caboose in a yard seems like it would constantly
> be in the way of switching operations. Could
> someone shed some light on this? T.I.A.
>
> Desmond Praetzel, "4451 Puff"

Used on transfer runs between yards and local switching in the area around the yards. 



Date: 11/21/20 12:45
Re: a switch on switcher Saturday
Author: Milwaukee

What do you experienced railroaders think of the steps seen on this caboose?



Date: 11/22/20 05:07
Re: a switch on switcher Saturday
Author: Korigaoka1811

I see Denver and Salt Lake lettering showing thru along the top of the car.

John



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