The caboose at Memory Junction was constructed by Canadian National and saw much of it's service out on the prairies in Saskatchewan. It is 90% restored after being moved from Trenton, Ontario. Much of this restoration was performed throught the efforts of Mr Horace Hubbs, a dedicated volunteer at the museum.
As a true piece of railway history, the caboose was always at the rear of the train. It housed the rear end Conductor and Brakemen who often sat up in the "cupula" from where they could view the length of the train. From here they could spot a problem with the train such as smoking wheel bearings, uneven loads or swaying cars. It was also their home on wheels when stopped over at the terminals.
About myself. My name is Roger Snape and I live in Trenton, Ontario. - the midway point between Toronto and Montreal. I have been a local railfan in this area for a number of years and enjoy all aspects of railroading. I belong to the Canadian Railroad Historical Association (Kingston Division) and the Bytown Railway Society of Ottawa. I volunteer my time at Memory Junction in Brighton, where I once lived for many years. We hope you enjoyed our homepage, created in August 1997. Feel free to stop by anytime. All aboard!