And studies his assignment

Railroad Booklet written & illustrated by Andy Fletcher

See the full text and illustrations below.

The PRR caboose #477449 is part of the Valley Railroad operating the Essex Steam
Train & Riverboat in Essex, CT.    Visit their website at:  http://essexsteamtrain.com 

Caboose Hobbies has a Rio Grande caboose 
10800 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226  
Visit their website at:  https://www.caboosehobbies.com 

Scroll down this page to read a digital version of "There Goes the Caboose".  To learn more about each of the cabooses and their locations click on the website below each caboose. Many of them have magnets of their caboose and copies of the book to purchase.

If you want your caboose featured in the expanded edition coming in 2020  email for us for information. 

"There Goes the Caboose" 

Stay in a Burlington Northern caboose cabin  Izaak Walton Inn, Essex, MT


Ride in a Southern Caboose at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum at Calera, AL You can purchase Andy's drawings of The Heart of Dixie Railroad equipment as magnets and as a poster at the museum

Past each station

Union Pacific caboose #25256 is located at The California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, CA. The caboose is used for children’s birthday parties & events. 
Visit their website at: https://www.californiarailroad.museum 

The conductor at his window

The conductor gives a wave


"There Goes the Caboose"

The Missouri Pacific caboose #13569 is privately owned by the President of the Missouri Pacific Historical Society.  Visit the MoPac Historical Society website at: http://www.mopac.org


Chesapeake & Ohio caboose,  at the C&O Heritage Railway Center, Clifton Forge, VA​


11"x17"  " I Love Cabooses" signed poster

Grand Trunk Western caboose,  preserved at the Durand, MI Union Station

A pot of coffee on the stove

There goes the caboose

To warm up the night

In the caboose

  Santa Fe caboose preseved by the Arizona Railway Museum, Chandler, AZ

And past each junction

That all is well

The New Haven caboose #C540 ispart of the Valley Railroad operating the Essex Steam
Train & Riverboat in Essex, CT.   Visit their website at:  http://essexsteamtrain.com 

 Ride the N&W caboose at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, VA 

And as the train waits


Through each town

The B&O caboose #C2943 is on display at the B&O Railroad Museum. The museum is the birthpace of American Railroading and a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum.  
Visit their website at:  http://www.borail.org

The crew takes shelter

B&O Chessie caboose #04059 is part of Operation Toy Train, Inc., 
Visit their website at: www.OperationToyTrain.org  

The Pittsburg & Shawmut #164 is located at the Lake Shore Museum  in Erie County, PA. 
Visit their website at: https://lakeshorerailway.com 

The conductor grabs his orders

The Hamlet Depot & Museums is an active passenger station & an interactive railroad museum complex. Visit the Seaboard Air Line caboose #5241, discover their railroad history, see their model displays & more.  
Visit their website at:  http://www.hamlethistoricdepot.org     
  

Nickel Plate Road caboose #783 is preserved at the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum, in Bellevue, OH.

#783 helped move the NKP #757 back to the museum for restoration. To donate to #757: 
https://bringback757.org/donate/  Visit their website at:  https://www.madrivermuseum.org

DL&W Keyser Valley caboose at Steamtown Scranton, PA

Conrail Transfer Caboose #18374 is located at the Lake Shore Museum  in Erie County, PA. 
Visit their website at: https://lakeshorerailway.com

Past each tower



To take off the chill

The train rolls onward

From the caboose

And with a wave

"There Goes the Caboose"

To signal to us all

Of this winter’s eve

Everett Railroad caboose #91517 is located at the Everett Railroad, in Hollidaysburg, PA.

The Everett Railroad has a variety of train rides for families with both diesel and steam.

Visit their website at:   https://everettrailroad.com

And once again

Ride in a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy caboose at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL

Free complimentary copy of the book "There Goes the Caboose": A 10 page 5.5"x8.5" book  is included with orders of the 11"x17" poster of "I Love Cabooses" with  60 cabooses featuring the cabooses in the book while supplies last. 

By the stove