Why Transfer cabooses?


Aley, Jeff A
 

Learned and Esteemed Listmembers (you know who you are!),

 

               Why did many railroads build special “transfer cabooses”?  Why not just use a regular caboose?  It seems like extra effort to build the “shack on a flat”, and I don’t understand why that effort is justified.

 

Thanks,

 

-Jeff

 

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