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“The Caboose”


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Now here’s something you won’t see anywhere else than in Whittier, Alaska. This train caboose was built in 1949 by Pacific Car and Foundry of Renton, Washington and used by the Alaska Railroad until the 1990s when it was retired from service and acquired by the City of Whittier.

On June 16, 2001 Coast Guard Station Whittier was commissioned and ever since then “The Caboose” has been a popular tourist attraction. (Photograph by Judy Lemon.)

This story appeared in the Nov/Dec 2011 edition of Lighthouse Digest Magazine. The print edition contains more stories than our internet edition, and each story generally contains more photographs - often many more - in the print edition. For subscription information about the print edition, click here.

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