By taggart  

This is for all who requested a complete view of this obsolete railway car. Re: my previous image....

The Caboose traveled at the end of all American and/or Canadian freight trains mainly for the use of the train crew. Within would be found cooking and sleeping facilities plus a lounging area. The caboose occupants would also serve as watchmen at the end of the train---

As children, my brothers and I would race to the top of our hill to watch the choo choo train (steam engine) go by--- This pleasure was not complete until we waved to the caboose man--- Now cabooses sit in museums, carefully painted--still objects of special attention.!

V2 is a sepia version of another image--- Since almost all cabooses were red, it is hard for me to want to do this in mono--thought some would like --sooooo

Sorry for lack of voting----we found two kittens in the bridge last night--- my neighbor and I have been looking after them. Another neighbor will give them a home-- in one HOUR!!! They are a handful

Tags: Photo journalism General Train Transport Architecture Landscape and travel Humour and fun Cabosse

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27 Aug 2013 9:13PM
Excellent capture, clarity and colours are superb. But where is V2?????

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27 Aug 2013 9:15PM
Just I saw it. V1 is my fav.
27 Aug 2013 9:15PM
Fine images Jenn, I do like V2,
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Aug 2013 9:16PM
Good to see the colour, Jenn, but your processing in v2 does hide all the distracting stuff around it.

Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 9:23PM
Two excellent images, Jenn - like them both.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 Aug 2013 9:27PM
Interesting bit of history about your subject, Jenn, and whilst I really love V 1, V 2 is extra special and so reminiscent, I suspect, of the days when these were active rolling stock rather than museum pieces.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 9:29PM
Hope that you got some photos of the kittens Jennn?
Two lovely shots here
27 Aug 2013 9:35PM
These are two excellent images, Jenn - the processing of V2 is absolutely superb - turns the clock back many, many years!
I'm sure one of these cabooses featured in a song from The Traveling Wilburys entitled 'End of the Line' in the late 1980s.

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 9:42PM
the subject matter is fantastic and I love v1... an interesting conversion too.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 9:54PM
very interesting Jenn
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 10:03PM
Two great images and a superb write up. V2 's processing is outstandingly good.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
27 Aug 2013 10:11PM
Love V2....great processing..........could be in the Wild West.................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
psu68 5 1 2 United States
27 Aug 2013 10:13PM
Manipulation of V2 hits the spot - looks like it's right out of an old newspaper.. like the write-up, a lot of us did the same thing back then.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 10:27PM
v1 for me today jenn love the colours brilliant detail a cracker nice one Wink
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 10:49PM
Two nice captures V2 Smile

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
27 Aug 2013 11:00PM
Two very fine shots of this wonderful old railway car Joline. V2 adds qite a deal of realism but my favourite is V1. Were you lucky enough to get shots of the inside ???GrinGrinGrinTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueSmileSmileSmileSmile
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
27 Aug 2013 11:03PM
Have to go for V2 Jenn, love the treatment.


Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 11:16PM
A very fine job in processing V2 - must have taken a lot of layers.
I do like the realism of V1 too with plant pots and weeds.
Thank you for explaining exactly what a Caboose is.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
27 Aug 2013 11:24PM
Has a good timeless look in V2 Jenn,
but the colour for me all the way !!
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
27 Aug 2013 11:40PM
I love the bright red in V1, but also like the old time feel of V2.

27 Aug 2013 11:54PM

Quote:I love the bright red in V1, but also like the old time feel of V2.


And me too!
Potra 5 Venezuela
28 Aug 2013 12:32AM
V2 is a work of art Jenn.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Aug 2013 4:36AM
Two great images Jenn !! V2 is special Smile
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Aug 2013 6:27AM
V2 is very nostalgic and beautiful. But I also like the red and green contrast in v1
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 8:14AM
Fascinating historical detail in both words and pictures! The sepia version brings to mind so many old films . . .
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 8:19AM
There's another world in this, a step into the past. We all have our childhood memories and images can provide the way back into them. So colour for me, because I can step into it more easily. Does that make any sense at all??
9 10 10 England
28 Aug 2013 9:06AM
Time marches on I guess but what great memories this kind of image evokes. Beautifully taken Jenn and definitely colour for me.
Excellent write up, good angle well processed, I like them both,
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
28 Aug 2013 10:21AM
The write-up, especially the freight trains remind me of Woody Guthrie and his great book "Bound for Glory", Jennn. I like V1 and the colour of the caboose a lot, but as many observed, and I love the conversion and processing of the mono and it is really an exceptional work.
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 11:21AM
v2 for me, good docu jennn.
cheers phil.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
28 Aug 2013 12:18PM
My father was a conductor for the Canadian Pacific and sometimes I would go with him, riding in the caboose, or van as we called it. It was his home away from home, and very comfortably outfitted.
28 Aug 2013 3:01PM
I have the same kind of nostalgia,as I grew up in a railway colony. My father & Father in Law both were in railways. I dream some day I will build something like this in my small piece of land at Burdwan
28 Aug 2013 3:21PM
Two excellent images, both are good.
myrab 12 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 6:07PM
2 great images Jenn, love the little story you have given .

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
28 Aug 2013 6:31PM
Beautiful colour and a lovely object Jenn; I want one! Wink
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 7:16PM
Similar to our old guard's vans, but I doubt ours were as grand as these

28 Aug 2013 11:21PM
Both images wonderful. I love the almost archival look of V2. That must be a great memory with your brother, Jenn.

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
29 Aug 2013 11:02PM
I love both shots. Yes, it is strange seeing V2 without the red but a very nice, classic image.

I too have similar memories. There were RR tracks in Hamburg, New York where I grew up. They were between our house and the church we attended. We always had to leave for church extra early to allow for the fact that we might have to wait for a train to pass. The biggest joy my siblings and I had was being first in line at the tracks so we could count all of the cars -- often 200 to a train. Then, the big payoff was the caboose. Smile
I miss those trains.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Aug 2013 11:21PM
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Sep 2013 10:03PM
Two excellent and contrasting images Jenn, just love your processing in v2 where you've given it an old time feel
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2013 9:53AM
This would make a wonderful holiday home. Smile
Planing to hop over the pond in 2015, if nothing interfers with my plans.

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