The Red Caboose?

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Steamer
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The Red Caboose?

Post by Steamer » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:22 pm

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I have had this picture since I was a little boy. It is currently hanging on my bedroom wall. It is a print by an deceased artist named Paul Detlefsen. It's called "The Red Caboose" The picture is showing a Union Pacific caboose in red. For one thing I thought UP Cabooses were all yellow? I have always wondered where this is? It is an actual place along a line somewhere out West, or did Paul just make it up in his mind? Anybody have a clue?

Backshophoss
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Re: The Red Caboose?

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:52 am

Believe back in the steam era of UP,cabooses were oxide red in color,
not sure when armour yellow became the standard.
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

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