Union Pacific Wooden Caboose Index

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This page was last updated on February 11, 2024.

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Wooden Caboose Number Series

UP Wooden Caboose Number Series -- Use this page as an index, with links to each caboose type and number series.

Wooden Caboose Rosters

Wooden Caboose Rosters -- An index page for an edited and updated version of the wooden caboose rosters from the UP caboose book; includes additional information that didn't make it into the book. (Includes wooden box car cabooses, wooden temporary cabooses, wooden drover cabooses, and wooden transfer cabooses.)

Wooden Cabooses in 1942 -- when the first steel cabooses arrived.

Wooden Cabooses in 25000-series -- The remaining 75 wooden cabooses were renumbered in 1962-1965.

Wooden Caboose Retirements

Wooden Caboose Information

The Historical Era

The Railroad Caboose

Early Union Pacific's Wooden Cabooses

1885 Renumbering Plan

Non Common Standard (N.C.S.) Designs

Early Subsidiary Cabooses

Oregon Short Line (OSL)

Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf (UPD&G)

Oregon Railway & Navigation (OR&N)

Los Angeles & Salt Lake (LA&SL)

Standard CA and CA-1 Wooden Cabooses

Class CA (1905-1913)

Class CA-1 (1914-1925)

Comparing the two CA and CA-1 designs

Renumbering Wooden Cabooses to 25000-series

Wooden Caboose Features

Wooden Caboose Features -- A separate page with brief descriptions of the numerous features and modernization programs of UP's wooden cabooses, including the following:

Other Wooden Cabooses

Mount Hood

Pacific & Idaho Northern

St. Joseph & Grand Island

Spokane International

Utah Railway

Caboose Questions

UP Wooden Caboose Research Questions


AC&F American Car & Foundry Co.
B&S Barney & Smith Manufacturing Co.
Chicago Chicago Falls Car Co.
H&B Haskel & Barker
LA&SL Los, Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
Mason Mason & Co.
Michigan Michigan Car Co.
Mich. Pen. Michigan Peninsular Car Co.
MC&F Missouri Car & Foundry Co.
Mt. Vernon Mount Vernon Car Manufacturing Co. (Mount Vernon, Illinois)
NCRR North Coast Railroad
Ohio Ohio Falls Car Co.
O&W Oregon & Washington Railway
OR&N Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. (The Dalles, Oregon.)
OWR&N Oregon-Washington Railway & Navigation Co. (Albina, Oregon.)
PC&F Pacific Car & Foundry Co. (Seattle, Washington.)
Peninsular Peninsular Car Co.
PSC Pressed Steel Car Co.
Pullman Pullman Car Co. (Chicago, Illinois)
St. Charles St. Charles Car Co.
Standard Standard Steel Car Co.
UPRR Union Pacific Railroad Omaha Shops (Omaha, Nebraska.)
U.S.R.S. United States Rolling Stock Co.
Utah, Central Utah Central Railway (OSL subsidiary)
Western Western Steel Car & Foundry Co.