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Elgin, Joliet & Eastern No. 510

Builder International Car
Build Date April 1956
Model/Type Cupola Caboose
Status Operational

Equipment History

This caboose was built by International Car in April of 1956 as the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern no. 510. This caboose was on lease to the Bessemer & Lake Erie when it was donated to the Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum by the EJ&E in May of 1989.

This caboose operated as B&LE no. 1989 for many years at the museum before being returned to its original orange EJ&E paint scheme. This caboose is typical of most steel cabooses and is known as a cupola caboose. It is currently operational.