Southern Pacific Transportation Co. No. 4696
Bay Window Caboose built 1979
This bay window caboose was built in April 1979 by International 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 collection.
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 seats. It is believed, but not confirmed, that the car may have been so equipped to accommodate railroad security personnel accompanying certain trains. We are seeking additional photographs of No. 4696 in service on the Southern Pacific. If you can help, contact the museum.
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.