CSX Caboose

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We dont often see cabooses anymore, but there is a recently painted CSX caboose running daily in N. Charleston, SC on the end of a daily cement train. Colors are as per CSX engines and it is right attractive.mw

-- mike west (mwest4@comcast.net), January 31, 2003


We also have a CSX caboose that runs out of Thomasville on the local to Perry, Florida. It is in CSX colors with the windows blanked out. There is also a Family Lines painted caboose in Thomasville yard that is never used and is in pretty good condition.

-- Charles Burgess (blessedfam7@aol.com), December 11, 2004.

Hey there. CSX also uses them on a few trains that run on the S-Line N of Savannah, GA. I've seen it once on a unit coal but they mainly stick to the mix frieghts that do switching on the way up and down. Later! Jason

-- Jason Castine (MultivortexF5@hotmail.com), January 31, 2003.

They are no longer called cabooses on CSX.They are now "shoving platforms".Just a safe place for a crew member to be while making reverse moves,common in industrial switching.

-- Joseph Oates (jlosal@mindspring.com), January 31, 2003.

CSXT also operates a caboose on the Parmale sub from Rocky Mount to Kinston, via Greenville, NC. It's painted in Soo colors (not much color left!). I understand that it is used to facilitate some switching moves at the DuPont plant in Kinston.

-- Pete Wenk (petewenk@nccoast.com), January 31, 2003.

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