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D&RGW Caboose Roster 1885-1993


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Used with permission photo by RJ Coleman
Cabooses provide shelter for Rio Grande crews at the end of a train, Required until 1990's on standard gauge, cabooses were used for switching and to keep a lookout for load shifting, damage to equipment and cargo, and overheating axles especially on the moutain railroading found on the Rio Grande

The roster below has not been updated since 1999 by Jim Eager.  If you spot missing, inaccurate data, have model suggestion or a picture for any Rio Grande caboose we'd love to see & hear about it.   Contact the RGM&HS webmaster at: rgmhswebmaster@rgmhs.org.

Series Type I L Bldr Blt Yr Ret HO Model N Model Design Notes
1-10* NE 15-03, 22-00 ? < 1892       wood , 4 and 8 wheel *RGW
11-25* NE 15-03, 22-00 ? < 1895       wood , 4 and 8 wheel *RGW
26-45* NE 15-03, 22-00 ? < 1902       wood , 4 and 8 wheel *RGW
150-153 NE   ? - 1885       wood  
? NE ? ? - ?       wood, offset cupola, side doors, much longer

150-153?

0201-0249* NE 15-03, 22-00 RE# RGW - ?       wood , 4 and 8 wheel *RGW
0800-0827 NE 32-00 ? < 1888       wood, offset cupola, side doors, Rblt w/out  
0828-0849 NE 32-00 ? < 1891       wood, offset cupola, side doors, Rblt w/out  
0850-0871 NE 32-00 ? < 1894       wood, offset cupola, side doors, Rblt w/out  
0872-0888 NE 32-00 ? < 1902       wood, offset cupola, side doors, Rblt w/out  
0889-0917 NE 30-00 D&RGW - 1906?       wood, offset cupola  
0918-0931 NE 30-00 ? - 1909?       wood, offset cupola not listed in 8-09, listed by 1910
0932-0933 NE 24 B&S - 1904*       wood *ex-D&SL 10000, 10002 in 1947
0936-0938 NE 29 Danville Car - 1909*       wood *ex-D&SL 10006-10008 in 1947
0939-0945 NE 29 Pull - 1913*       wood *ex-D&SL 10010± 10021 in 1947
0950-0959 NE 30-00 H&B? - 1909       SUF, wood body, offset cupola  
01100-01131 NE 22-00 RE# RGW - ?*       wood, offset cupola *ex-RGW, 32 cars -10, 6 cars 9-29
01120-01139 2nd NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1928   OMI,LAM   SUF, wood body, offset cupola  
01140-01189 NE 29-10 H&B - 1913   OMI,LAM   SUF, wood body, offset cupola

 

01190-01199 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1927   OMI,LAM   SUF, wood body, offset cupola  
01200-01209 ? - ? - ?       wood
drover coach
01300-01303 NE 30-00 D&RGW - 1937       SUF, wood & steel body, end cupola
drover caboose
01320-01325 NE 36-00 RBLT 10- 1964       SUF. wood sheathed ex-X2725=2734 outfit boxcars, nee-62000-series boxcars
transfer caboose 
01350-01359 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1937       SUF, wood & steel body, end cupola  
01390 NE 29-04? D&SL - 1947       Steel, welded, end cupola Ex-D&SL 10063 in 1947
01391 NE 29-04 D&SL 2- 1936   OMI   Steel, riveted, end cuploa Ex-D&SL 10060 7-3-48
01392 NE 24-00 D&SL 2- 1936       Steel, riveted, off center cupola Ex-D&SL 100617-16-48, to X-301 weed spray car in 3-51
01393 NE   D&SL - 1940        

Ex-D&SL10062 6-11-48

01400-01409 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1940   OMI,PFM   Steel, riveted, end cuploa  
01410-01419 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1941   OMI,PFM   Steel, riveted, end cupola  
01420-01429 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1942   OMI,PFM   Steel, rivited, end cupola  
01430-01439 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1944   OMI,PFM   Steel, riveted, end cuploa  
01440-01449 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1944-45   OMI,PFM   Steel, riveted, end cuploa  
01450-01459 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1947   OMI,PFM   Steel, riveted, end cuploa  
01460-01469 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1951   OMI,PFM   Steel, riveted, end cuploa  
01470-01479 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1955   OMI   Steel, welded, end cuploa  
01480-01490 NE 29-10 D&RGW - 1959   OMI   Steel, welded, end cuploa  
01500-01514 NE 30-07 ICC - 1966 . OMI, ATLAS ATLAS Steel, welded, offset wide-vision cuploa, Waugh uf  
01515-01524 NE 30-07 ICC - 1976 . OMI . Steel, welded, centered wide-vision cuploa, cush uf  
011200-013851 NE 31-06, 34-06 Rblt           wood 20 cars 6-05 box car caboose
12067 NE 31-06 Rblt           wood box car caboose 1 car 10-26, 9-29

014107-014601

NE 33-05, 37-00 Rblt           wood, w/ side door & offset cupola box car caboose 54 cars, 16 in 10-19, 12 in 10-26, 9-29
(Known cars in this series: 014107, 014166, 014187, 014198, 014238, 014292, 014294, 014306, 014353, 014361, 014380, 014381, 014406, 014412, 014426, 014429, 014477, 014572, 014601)

060101-061474

NE 36-00 Rblt           wood box car caboose 48 cars, 11 in 12-21, 10-26, 9-29
(Known cars in this series: 060101, 060185, 060360, 060413, 060710, 060917, 061337, 061405, 061416, 061427, 061474)

KEY:

Lbs Weight capacity in lbs x 1,000
Type AAR car type code (i.e. XM = boxcar, etc
IL Interior Length or tank
Builder Builder:  H&B=Haskell&Barker; ICC=International Car;  PULL=Pullman, RBLT=Rebuilt; ---- Second part is shop code if known
Year Month and Year built
Retired Last year class was listed in ORER
Commodity Most commonly shipped
HO Kit & N Model Closest available kit or RTR: * indicates needs modifications; () indicates stand-in only. Manufacturers:   ATLAS=Atlas; LAM=Lambert;; OMI=Overland Models;  PFM=Pacific Fast Mail
Design General design features
Notes General notes
 

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