Pacific Transportation Co. No. 4696
Window Caboose Built 1979
This bay window caboose was built in April 1979 by
Car Co. of Kenton, Ohio. Acquired by the museum in 1994 through a
purchase funded by member donations, this is the newest car in the
Above, No. 4696 in the dead line at Houston in 1994.
Below, a few years later, No. 4696 has been rescued, and
is one of
the stars of a Gulf Coast Railroad Museum excursion on the Moscow,
& San Augustine Railroad in East Texas.
The in-service photo below by Tony Johnson was taken May
No. 4696 is northbound over Shasta Lake in northern California.
We have little information on the service life of No. 4696, but the car
is somewhat unusual in being equipped with a large number of
It is believed, but not confirmed, that the car may have been so
to accommodate railroad security personnel accompanying certain trains.
We are seeking additional photographs of No. 4696 in service on the
Pacific. If you can help, contact Tom
In late 2007 and early 2008, with funding from a grant by Houston
Endowment, No. 4696 and sister museum car MKT No. 6 were shipped to
Arkansas for cosmetic restoration by Cherokee Mobile Services. The cars
are seen below passing through Little Rock on a rainy fall day in this
photo by Ken Ziegenbein.
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