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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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Guests at this offbeat vacation rental property built out of a train caboose don't need to worry about schedules or timetables during their trip.
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Various technological changes eliminated the need both for cabooses and for more than two crew members to operate the freight train.
This is an incredible opportunity to purchase some amazing collector cars and original railroad cabooses from a one-owner private collection," said King.
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Livingston Junction Cabooses & Depot offers three authentic historic railroad cabooses that have been restored and converted to luxury lodgings complete with kitchen, hot tub, hammocks and more.
Sitting on a spur of track in front of an imposing Victorian train depot at Lake Los Carneros County Park in Goleta, the caboose is one of the highlights of the South Coast Railroad Museum.
Since he was 5 years old, Leong has spent countless hours using hairline paintbrushes and toothpicks to add meticulous details to his collection of box cars, cabooses and locomotives.
The mint-condition caboose was one of three attached to a diesel engine that pulled passengers through the citrus orchards on the outskirts of town.
Passengers can choose regular passenger cars or ride in a caboose.