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Safety Slogan Fail

July 15, 2011

UP caboose 25625 passes through Ono, CA as it makes its final trip in December of 1987

Actually, the slogan was effective-on the Union Pacific.  This caboose was wrecked in September 1987 in El Paso while on the SP!

After the wreck, the SP returned the caboose to the UP at Los Angeles where the decision was made to retire it from service. The damage wasn’t that serious, but cabooses were being removed from service in large numbers at this time due to the widespread implementation of ETD’s on trains in lieu of cabooses.

I photographed it in December 1987 at Ono, CA on a LANP manifest as it headed to Omaha for final disposition.

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