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Auto-Train caboose # 92 was a converted Florida East Coast 40' boxcar. The turbine on top used the wind to power a generator.

Cabooses were needed for the flagmen after the decision was made to put the passenger cars ahead of the auto carriers. Before that, the flagmen simply rode in the passenger cars.

Image: Mary Jayne and John Z. Rowe. February, 1978

Auto-Train Corporation Caboose


The cabooses were also needed after the train became so popular that the train was split in two sections -- one passenger and one auto carrier -- and run five minutes apart.

Image: Stan Jackowski

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