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Southern Pacific Police Caboose
« on: October 05, 2014, 05:01:29 PM »
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How did the SP use these in service?   Did they use them just like any other caboose or did they have special handling?
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Re: Southern Pacific Police Caboose
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 05:50:04 PM »
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Special handling, purely. Primary purpose was originally as in-train security escorts for automobile trains before the advent of fully-locked, closed-end racks. The security aspect was then extended to other trains containing high-value consumer goods, especially in southern border states, Texas in particular.
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Re: Southern Pacific Police Caboose
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 05:56:05 PM »
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Thank you.
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