Caboose No. 904059
Caboose No. 904059 was built in 1980 by the Fruit Growers Express (FGE) at their plant in Alexandria, Virginia. The car was originally Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) No. 904059 during the time that the B&O was part of the “Chessie System” umbrella. The car was transferred to CSX Transportation in 1986, and was graciously donated (in its full original 1980 paint job) to Operation Toy Train in November of 2018. (Click here for more information about the car, or click here to read the full donation press release!)
Once restored, the car will be used on Operation Toy Train’s annual Toys for Tots collection trains for additional volunteer capacity. The car will be restored to its historic Chessie System livery, to pay homage to the gracious support from CSX Transportation. Operation Toy Train is currently soliciting donations for this cause - to donate, please click the link below.