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Old School End of Train Device

February 2, 2010

Contemporary end-of-train devices (ETD) are pretty sophisticated little contraptions, but not particularly photogenic. If you’re looking for a good-looking ETD, you have to go old school.

Old school ETD, MKT caboose 132 at Denison, Texas on Nov. 3, 1979

By 1979, most Katy locomotives had been re-painted into the “John Deere” scheme, so one can surmise that MKT caboose 132  is one of the last cabooses in red.

As the caboose era came to a close, many cabooses were preserved.

MKT 132, now in green, is the third caboose from the left.

MKT caboose 132 was preserved by the Railroad Museum of Oklahoma in Enid, OK.

I’m creating a new category for cabooses. Let’s call it ETD’s

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jimmy Barlow permalink
    September 8, 2010 4:29 pm

    Robert, you shot the red Katy hack on my 28th birthday. Thanks for the belated present!

    • September 8, 2010 5:32 pm

      You think that’s a coincidence? I have a real coincidence for you.
      The day I took the photo was

        my

      21st birthday! I didn’t mention it in the post as it was apropos of nothing.
      Too funny, both of us having an 11/3 birthday….

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