Re: caboose colors


Denver & Rio Grande painted their cabooses "brilliant red" starting in the 1870s. It was not until 1916 that they switched to a freight car brown. Basically, red cabooses have existed almost as long as cabooses have.

I recommend browsing this document (yeah, it's over four hundred pages long, but well worth it):

Under Great Northern it mentions that Great Northern cabooses were red at least as early as 1910.

Josh Bernhard

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