So, I didn't bring my board cause I was just checking it out but boy - Alden was right - the caboose totally rocks!
I went over to the steps of the switch house and was thinking about what a fun but hard job it would have been to be an engineer or one of the dudes that had to jump off and throw the switches and jump back on.....maybe that is the conductor.....I don't have a clue, I'll have to ask Alden next time I see him. At any rate, it'd be fun to travel the country and see all the different places but then you'd also be away from your family. I'd totally hate that part.
Finally, I got to climb up on the actual caboose - it was totally rad! It's such a big car too! Did you know that cabooses served as a shelter car at the very end of a looooong train for the crew that was responsible for throwing the switches? I learned that it also served as the conductors office. Who knew? This caboose actually had two very small bunks and an itty bitty cooking area too. No food though and I was starting to hear my stomach make some very creepy sounds so I decided it was time to head back home.
Next time I come, I'm gonna bring my skate board for sure and maybe even bring Meatloaf for a walk but it was very cool seeing this super rad caboose! Can't wait to tell Alden!
18 Inch Doll Outfits & 18 Inch Doll Accessories by:
Outfit (shirt & cargo pants) by Minipparel ~ Etsy
Suede sneakers from the 1999 Drawstring Cargos & Plaid Shirt set by American Girl®