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Lomita Railroad Museum: Dedicated to the era of the steam engine with historical items on display, plus a Southern Pacific locomotive, Santa Fe caboose, Union oil tank car and more.
The Children’s Museum at La Habra: A variety of hands-on exhibits, including science, dress up, model trains, an outdoor dinosaur garden and a 1942 caboose.
MATOAKA, W.Va. (AP) — The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year.
The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year.
First, the restaurant is an old train caboose, with no indoor seating.
As a rookie, Lynch never completely lost the look of a kid strapped in the caboose car of a roller coaster, tense for the next turn that would drop the bottom out of his stomach.
For the museum’s small grounds, the group set up a 1915 Baltimore & Ohio Railroad caboose in 2000 and restored it.
The facility features two restored depots and an expansive array of railroad memorabilia, cars, cabooses and engines.
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Origin and Etymology of caboose
First Known Use: 1732See Words from the same year
Synonymsbackside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, buttocks, can, cheeks, derriere (or derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie [slang], hunkers, keister (also keester) [slang], nates, posterior, rear, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tush [slang]
Related Wordsbeam, stern; moon [slang]
CABOOSE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of caboose for English Language Learners
: a part of a train that is attached at the back end and is used by people who work on the train
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