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Mike Danneman
W hether it's a red L i o n e l c a boose c i rc li n g the fa m i ly C h ristmas tree, o r one a c k n ow l e d g e d by wavi n g c h i l d re n at trackside, the caboose i s a n A m e ri c a n ra i l ro a d i n g icon. ABOV E : A U n i o n Pa cif ic ca boose tra i l s an e a stbo u n d c o a l tra i n at C heye n n e, Wyo m i ng, o n a d re a ry n i g h t i n April 1 9 84. B E LOW: O n May 3 1 , 1 9 8 6 , a a swift eastb o u n d piggyback tra i n t h ro u g h D a l l a s City, I l l i n o i s . d i d S a n ta Fe's ca booses. c l a s s i c S a nta Fe ca boose N o . 9 9 9 3 5 0 fol lows o b e d i e ntly b e h i n d

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