Southern Utah Cabooses, 1913

Don Strack

Where can I look to find the builder of three wooden cabooses built for Southern Utah Railroad in June 1913? Numbered as Utah Railway 51, 52, and 53 after all the Southern Utah equipment was transferred to Utah Ry. in 1917. Utah 53 still exists and is displayed on private property near the Heber Valley Railroad tourist operation in Heber, Utah.

It appears to be very similar to the cabooses built for Seaboard Air Line, which are now available as HO scale models from East Coast Railroads.

Southern Utah is also notable for its McKeen car, which was the largest and most powerful ever built. The body sat at Utah Railway's shop in Martin until it was sold to an employee in 1991. It has been moved to Minden, Nevada to be restored.

Don Strack

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