TrainWeb.org Facebook Page
Club Non-Revenue Roster

The D&RGW Scenic Line's
Narrow Gauge Caboose Roster









1926 - 1955 Surviving Caboose Fleet
Painting: After 1918, cabooses were painted box car red with sea foam green interiors.
Grab irons and ladders were changed from black to white or aluminum.

Class 1: 1871-1883 4-Wheel 16' Body/9' Wheelbase Caboose
3' 7" Caboose Trucks (Photo Credit: PBL)
D&RGW
Designation
Manufacturer Herald Modeling Info Modeler
/ Owner
Blt Date Disposition
05241880*6-53
05261880*11-40
052818821-36
0536GCRGKentS--
0548188210-38
Notes:
  • *Royal Gorge Herald used until 1936.
  • #0548 was originally numbered #49, and is now on display at the Colorado RR Museum.
  • Herald: RG - Royal Gorge, MT - Moffat Tunnel, FG - Flying Rio Grande
Class 2: 8-Wheel 17' Short Caboose (1885-1890)
Numbered 0500 - 0505, & 0573 - 0580

3' 7" Caboose Trucks (Photo Credit: PBL)
D&RGW
Designation
Manufacturer Herald Modeling Info Modeler
/ Owner
Blt Date Disposition
0500 6-865-50*
0501 6-8610-53*
0502 6-861891
0503 6-861923**
0504 6-861931
0505 6-861923**
0573 12-8511-53
0574 6-861923**
0575 PSC #10672.1RGGaryM6-866-53*
0576 6-861-52
0577 PSC #10672.1FGTomG6-8612-52*
0577 Carmengo & FunaroFGTomG6-8612-52*
0578 PSC #10672.1RGGaryM6-865-52*
0579 6-8612-51
0580 PSC FGStevO1-87*1-52
0580 PSC HalZ 1-87*1-52
Notes:
  • *Royal Gorge Herald used until 1936.
  • **Rebuilt as Class 5 Long Caboose.
  • Herald: RG - Royal Gorge, MT - Moffat Tunnel, FG - Flying Rio Grande
  • Manufacturer: PSC - Precision Scale Co.
Class 3: 1900 8-Wheel 26' Peak Roof Long Caboose
0584 - 0589
3' 7" Caboose Trucks (Photo Credit: PBL)
D&RGW
Designation
Manufacturer Herald Modeling Info Modeler
/ Owner
Blt Date Disposition
0584FGTarryH1900*4-71
05851900*10-63
05861900*9-70
05871900*8-66
05881900*8-56
05891900*1960
Notes:
  • *Royal Gorge Herald used until 1936.
  • Cupola had single window in sides.
  • In 1942, 0584, 0587, & 0589 were rebuilt with two windows in cupola sides.
  • U.S. Safety Appliances were replaced with A-1 caboose valves in January 1945.
  • Herald: RG - Royal Gorge, MT - Moffat Tunnel, FG - Flying Rio Grande
Class 4: 1905-18 Rebuilds of Class 1 4-Wheel/16' Body Caboose
3' 7" Caboose Trucks (Photo Credit: PBL)
D&RGW
Designation
Manufacturer Herald Modeling Info Modeler
/ Owner
Blt Date Disposition
0518188010-38
0556188111-37
Class 5: 8-Wheel 25' Round Roof Long Caboose (1920-1923)
Rebuilt Hacks: 0503, 0505, 0517, 0540, 0574
3' 7" Caboose Trucks (Photo Credit: PBL)
D&RGW
Designation
Manufacturer Herald Modeling Info Modeler
/ Owner
Blt Date Disposition
0503BS 340950FGAVAIL1923*9-70
0503BS 340951MTGrant1923*9-70
0505BS 340953NoneGrant1923*9-70
0505PSCFGStevO1923*D&SNGRR
0517BS 340954FGHal1923*9-70
0517PSCMTSee Tom's Photos (above).TomG19201960
0540BS 340956FGAVAIL1923*9-70
0540BS 340957RGAVAIL1923*9-70
0540GCRGGaryM19231960
0574GCFGHalZ1936*1960
0574BS 340959MTGrant1923*9-70
0574BS 340959MTGaryM1923*9-70
0577 RGKentS1923*9-70
0577 MTTarryH1923*9-70
Notes:
  • *Royal Gorge Herald used until 1936.
  • **D&RGW Double Heralds was not prototypical.
  • Rebuilt from a wrecked Class 1 or 4 rip track 4 wheel caboose.
  • Roof length 30 1/2', body width was 25' 1-3/4", except 0505's roof was 30' and body width 25' 2-5/8".
  • Roof heights, truck centers, cupola heights, lengths and distances from ends varied.
  • Herald: RG - Royal Gorge, MT - Moffat Tunnel, FG - Flying Rio Grande
  • Manufacturer: BS - Blackstone, GC - Gloorcraft, PSC - Precision Scale Co.
Work Caboose Class
Boxcar conversions
3' 7" Caboose Trucks (Photo Credit: PBL)
D&RGW
Designation
Manufacturer Herald Modeling Info Modeler
/ Owner
Blt Date Disposition
043431882*5-28
049821882*9-70
049901882*1-51
Notes:
  • *Royal Gorge Herald used until 1936.
  • Rebuilt from 30' box cars prior to 1920.
  • 04990 had a peaked long roof, as opposed to rounded.
  • Similar to long caboose design, 3 windows/side and cupola with 2 windows/side & ends.
  • Cupola lengths: 04343/5'9", 04990/ 5'2".
  • Herald: RG - Royal Gorge, MT - Moffat Tunnel, FG - Flying Rio Grande




Return to Scenic Line Modeler's Home         This page last modified: 13 Februry 2017.