Snow Plow Caboose
This past weekend in Adirondack state park in New York, Otto showed me an abandoned snow plow caboose left in the woods. Its orange paint was sun bleached and chipping but you could tell this thing used to be a big, bright, presence.
While researching I found a few sites that said plows like this were mostly used between the 20's and 50's. This one however might be older (according to my Instagram friends) mostly noticeable by its wooden bolsters (the part between the wheels and the frame).
The snow plow cabooses were typically put on the front of the train, ahead of the engine, and used to clear the tracks. Must have been so cool to be in the driver seat when cleaning up after a heavy snow storm!
It was such an amazing find; almost a time capsule tucked away from public eye.