I have stepped over this many times and never really thought about it. On the Industrial spur near VIP and Main, there is a simple grade crossing. Since the nearest road is a vacant lot, there is no need for even a crossbuck. It looks like it is only there for a track crew to cross….
Last month, on the first, I went down to look at the switching zone south of Main, near VIP. I did something that I never do and walked down the tracks. to my dismay, the SP caboose was no where to be seen.
This morning, I went back down there, saw that there was recent track work done, including the removal of a switch/turn-out. Sitting there, in her rusting glory, not quite in the same spot is a Southern Pacific caboose. So today, I went up to it, took some shots, and finally have proof for an argument if a caboose has an A and a B end.
Athearn has released a model of this caboose, now I just have to track one down