caboose


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caboose

1. Railways US and Canadian a guard's van, esp one with sleeping and eating facilities for the train crew
2. Nautical
a. a deckhouse for a galley aboard ship or formerly in Canada, on a lumber raft
b. Chiefly Brit the galley itself

caboose

[kə′büs]
(engineering)
A car on a freight train, often the last car, usually for use by the train crew.
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The teenager who learned about the importance of the caboose that day in Loesser's office was Jerry Herman, who went on to write Hello, Dolly
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Louis board of aldermen, she heard from many quarters that she was too young and that, moreover, she needed to go to the back of the line and wait her turn to run for office--the caboose once again.
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After returning home, he moves to Canada and lives an odd and reclusive life in an old caboose, living largely off the land.
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Second, it isolates the contribution to productivity and lower costs of a crucially important technological innovation implemented in the years shortly after deregulation, (2) namely, the ability to run trains with crews of two members, rather than four or five, and the elimination of the caboose, traditionally needed both for safety at the end of a freight train and as quarters for the two or three crew members now technologically obsolete.
These include the Old Railroad Depot in downtown Tuscumbia on 5th Street even though the tracks have been removed except for a small section where a static display of a caboose and boxcar are located and a curious pattern of old weathered asphalt on 5th Street revealing where the old roadbed is located.