(Rudy Garbely photo)

Lackawanna #896

Built - May 1954 in Scranton, PA
Builder - Lackawanna Railroad (Keyser Valley Shops)
Current Owner - Tri-State Railway Historical Society

This unique caboose, built on top of the frame from a retired steam locomotive tender, was a unique Lackawanna Railroad design that was among the last of the standard "cupola" cabooses ever built. This caboose saw service throughout the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York region under the Lackawanna, Erie Lackawanna, and Conrail.

(Rudy Garbely photo)

LEHIGH & NEW ENGLAND #580

Built - June 1937 in Reading, PA
Builder - Reading Railroad
Current Owner - Tri-State Railway Historical Society

This caboose represents the Lehigh & New England Railroad, a bridge railroad that carried predominantly coal and cement between northeastern Pennsylvania and southeastern New York via northwestern New Jersey. This caboose, one of only five such cars ordered by the L&NE from the Reading Railroad's Reading, PA shops, frequently saw service traversing western New Jersey between 1937 and the end of the L&NE in 1961.