By Mike Solomon   Caboose by Solomon

The image of a little red caboose trundling along behind a long freight train is a classic slice of Americana. With the help of nearly 300 marvelous modern and historical images depicting cabooses of all colors, this collection traces the development of this iconic, bygone rolling stock from the nineteenth century to their almost total demise by the mid-1990s. Bobber, cupola, bay window, and transfer cabooses are shown at work across the United States, in the process presenting the grand geographic scope of North American railroading. The photography is accompanied by detailed captions discussing caboose construction, function, history, and locations depicted. Softcover, 6 1/2 x 8", 192 pages, 300 photos.
• Features 300 modern and vintage color photographs
• Includes all key North American railroading regions and dozens of railroads
• Traces the evolution of the major caboose types
• Provides detailed captions explaining the hardware and its application

ISBN: 978-0-7603-3942-8

Price: $19.99