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Can anyone tell me why there is a caboose being pulled
along by a BNSF switcher in today's modern railroad world? Granted, the windows are all boarded up, but still, the fact remains, it appears to be in active service and not retired... =)
It's technically not a caboose, it's a "shoving platform." On trains that expect to have long backing moves, they'll use a shoving platform to give the conductor or brakeman a safe place to stand while on point.
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