photo by Jospehiney Photography
4. Norfolk and Western Caboose
Built in 1917, the Norfolk and Western caboose arrived at the Museum on December 20, 1979 as a donation from Norfolk and Western. It weighs 45,000 pounds and has traveled over 2, 876,000 miles in its lifetime. The caboose was built at a cost of $1389.00, which today would be closer to $69,000.00. The caboose rests on the one time spur line of the old coal yard that is now the Museum Complex.
Norfolk and Western Passenger Coach
Built in 1941, the Norfolk and Western passenger coach arrived at the Museum on August 30, 1983 as a donation from Norfolk and Western. The passenger coach car, numbered #1007 and measuring 85 feet in length, was built at a cost of $54,686.00. The passenger coach also sits on the remnants of the spur line of the old coal yard that is a centerpiece of the Museum Complex.