The list of "captive" Rock Island cabooses below was compiled by Roger Kirkpatrick. Numbers have been inserted with ( ) where we have an image of an in-service caboose that is not captive. Additional images, or pictures of the particular caboose while in service, appear after Roger's data.
Images have been contributed by Roger Kirkpatrick, Dennis A. Zabel, Drew Cannon, Steve Suhs, and Dick Tinder. These individuals retain copyright to the images. If you have questions or contributions, please contact the RITS web site maintainer.
17004 WV Stillwater OK Tie Yard Salvage, south on Rt 177 17007 WV Madison SD ex-CNW 12580?, Prairie Village 17011 WV Bettendorf IA former golf driving range, Sunrise Drive Lane 17017 WV Laramie WY WYCO Yard, Snowy Range Road, from Kings Canyon, CO 17018 WV Norwalk IA as CB&Q 17018, City Park, 907 North Avenue 17020 WV Oklahoma City OK Capitol Steel Company, poor condition, FOR SALE 17022 WV Boone IA as CNW 12566, built 2/58, Story Street (17022) 17023 WV Vinton IA as 17823, RI Depot, Benton Co. RR Museum, from Madison, SD, GONE TO? 17024 WV Duncan OK George Copland, 3601 West Beech, 405-255-8349 17028 WV Montpelier IA Varner's Bed & Breakfast 17031 WV Jamesport MO P. A. Persell, Bargain Outlet 17036 WV Colfax IA Wharff, State Street/old Highway 6, 1.5 miles west of town 17037 WV Onawa IA as CNW 12569, Kiwanis Museum Complex, with Depot 17038 WV Duncan OK Roland Gay, 405-252-6404 or 255-7130? 17039 WV Yukon OK Yukon's Best Railroad Museum, 3rd & Main Streets 17040 WV Ferndale AR ex-CNW 12575, Kanis Road, 4 miles west of town, near Perry County 17043 WV Geary OK Museum 17046 WV Woodville WI as CNW 12565, LOCATION? 17047 WV Madison SD ex-CNW 12583?, Prairie Village 17049 WV Little Rock AR LOCATION? 17051 WV Boone IA Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad 17052 WV Des Moines IA ex-CNW 12585?, ex-Rock Islander/ex-French Quarter Restaurant, Depot 17053 WV Boone IA as CNW 12586? LOCATION? 17054 WV Manly IA ex-CNW 12587?, Caboose Park, Hwy 9 & Broadway (17054) (Plaque) (Memorial) 17057 WV Fulton IL Rendezvous Restaurant, Hwy 136, east of town (17057) 17059 WV Boone IA as CNW X251540, ex-CNW 12558, Union Pacific Yard, FOR SALE? 170?? WV Des Plaines IL Oakton Junction (north Chicago) 17085 BW Denver CO as Denver & Rock Island Railroad 17085, ex-UP 24503, 4742 Forest, from Limon (17072) 17086 BW Marysville KS as UP 24504?, LOCATION? (17087) 17088 BW Medicine Bow WY as UP 24506, Depot Museum 17089 BW Whiting KS as UP 24507, west side of Hwy K-9 17090 BW Chehalis WA as UP 24508, Edward Fisher, 1018 Coal Creek Road 17091 BW North Platte NE as UP 25686, ex-UP 24509, Lincoln County Fairgrounds 17092 BW Hooper? NE or Fremont?, as UP 201?, Fairmont & Elkhorn Valley RR, 1835 N. Somers 17094 BW Gering NE as UP 24512, Information Center, Rt 71 17095 BW Kearney NE ex-UP 24513, Antique Shop, Hwy 10, s. of I-80, from Lexington, NE 17098 BW Brigham City UT Depot 17100 BW Boulder City NV as UP 24518, Nevada State Railroad Museum 17104 BW Strasburg CO as UP 24522, Comanche Crossing Museum 17116 BW Gering NE as UP 24534, North Platte Valley Museum, Kimball Avenue 17117 BW Wasco OR as UP 24535, Depot 17120 BW Wichita KS as UP 24538, Great Plains Transportation Museum, Union Station 17121 BW Valley NE as UP 24539, Valley Community Hist. Museum, West Alexander Street 17124 BW Kansas City MO ex-UP 24542, Comet Industries 17130 BW Council BluffsIA ex-UP 24548, Railway History Center, RI Depot, or 17112? 17132 BW Walla Walla ID as UP 24550, Park, with UP 2537 2-8-2 locomotive 17136 BW Smithville TX as UP 24554, near Union Pacific Yard 17137 BW Waco TX as UP 24555?, Kiddieland Park (17142) 17144 BW Quinter KS as UP 24563, City Park 17149 BW Cheyenne WY as UP 24567, UP Steam Fleet 17150 BW La Vista? NE or Las Vegas, NV?, as UP 24568, LOCATION? 17156 BW Las Vegas NV as UP 24574, 36?? Oquendo 17157 BW Superior WY as UP 24575, Park 17165 BW Hastings NE ex-UP 24583, ex-UR 27240, ex-Onion Pacific, Choo-Choo's Depot Restaurant 17167 BW Arlington OR as UP 24585, Earl Snell Memorial Park 17169 BW Colton CA as UP 24587, Pacific Rail Dismantlers, FOR SALE 17180 BW Cheyenne WellsCO as UP 24598, Officials Booth, ballfield (17183) 17202 BW Schuyler NE as UP 24620, Park, along UP tracks 17203 BW Ault CO ex-UP 24621, as UP 2526, rest area, US 85 17208 BW Fairbury NE as UP 24626, burned, City Park, with UP 421 2-8-0 17209 BW El Reno OK as UP 24627, Canadian County Historical Society (17211 w/17210?) (17211) 17??? BW Cedar Rapids IA 2497 Ivanhoe Road, south of US 30 17601 LV Ardmore OK Deer Creek Ranch, Hwy 77, south of town 17604 LV Bedford IA Taylor County Historical Museum (17604) 17605 LV Urbana IA Trax Diner, near I-380 (17605) (17605) 17628 OB Colorado SprgsCO truck yard, US 24, west of 26th (17628) 17636 OB Sebastian FL LOCATION? (17636) 17654 OB Altoona IA double sheathed, Barry Yount, 17th Avenue SW & 8th Street SW 17657 OB Eudora KS Allen Martinique, near Lawrence, ADDRESS? 17658 OB Denver CO ex-Loose Caboose, ex-SAAB caboose, Forney Transportation Museum 17662 OB Newton IA David Pitz, 330 North 8th Avenue East, 50208, 515-792-6123 17664 OB Luling TX Bill Perryman, Rt 2, Box 194, 78648 17666 OB Wheat Ridge CO Tom Abbott, 10780 West 35th Avenue, 80033, with RI 17836 (17666) 17667 OB Topeka KS Columbian Bank, 2900 California 17670 OB Johnstown CO Co Rd 34, east of Co Rd 17, south of town 17684 OB Baxter IA Railroad Park, Norma Kieser, 227-3588, from Indianola 17685 OB Collinsville OK Depot City Park, Historical Society 17687 OB Dayton IA Acreage Antiques, US 169, Harold Sawyer, 515-547-2642 17725 OB Choctaw OK City Park 17728 OB Sharon WI Schuyler W. Case Farm, Stateline Road, 1 mile east, 414-736-9179 17731 OB Monee IL Thompson Winery, south of town, west of US 54 17762 OB Baldwin City KS Midland Railway, from Kansas City, Missouri 17766 SD Walker IA Rock Island Depot Museum 17768 SD Kingsdown KS Museum, 1 block north of tracks, US 54, west of Bucklin 17769 SD Glasgow? MO City, LOCATION? 17772 SD North Freedom WI Mid-Continent Railway Museum, POB 55, 53951 17773 SD Arlington? TX E. L. Conner, behind tall brick wall, LOCATION? 17776 SD Kanorado KS Museum, North Main Street 17779 SD Houston? TX Momentum SAAB, Southwest Freeway 17780 SD Newton? IA or Webster City?, Q. Rottering, LOCATION? 17781 SD Hutchinson? KS 56th Street, Imogene, KS?, LOCATION? 17786 OB Chicago IL Illinois Central Glenn Yard 17787 OB Boulder CO McDonald's Party Room, 28th 17791 OB Dow City IA Peekaboose, City Park, Prince & Park Streets 17802 OB Wimberly TX Joy Lane, owner, LOCATION? 17807 OB Trenton MO Grundy County Museum, 1100 Mabel Street 17808 OB Sandia TX 17834 OB Oklahoma City OK CORC, School Service Center, off Martin Luther King, east side of town 17836 OB Wheat Ridge CO Tom Abbott, 10780 West 35th Avenue, 80033, with RI 17666 17841 OB Enid OK Philips Road, north of city 17842 OB Kingfisher OK 1 mile west 17848 OB Quinlan TX First United Methodist Church, Hwy 276, Jean Pollard, 903-356-2662, 4 SALE 17??? OB Buffalo CO Barb Paxton, via Bighorn-Murphy-McDowell Roads, 15 mi. northeast of Hartsel 178?? OB Steamboat RockIA Ralph Gast, 704 Main Street, 515-868-2132, from Des Moines, Iowa 17??? OB Louisville CO Kaddy Shack Bar-B-Q, 1 side removed 17??? OB Rock Rapids IA Depot 17??? OB Adair IA Jesse James Museum, Audubon & Second Streets, FOR SALE 17??? OB Lineville? IA no trucks, Carroll Sears, across from Dairy Delite, Hwy 65 17??? OB Des Moines IA floor & trucks only, north side of Blank Park Zoo, SW 9th Avenue 17??? OB Metaire? LA Toy & Bike Shop, 1700 Airline Highway, GONE TO Shop owner's home? 17??? OB Oklahoma City OK far west Reno Street, not 17834? 17??? OB Marietta OK west of I-35, from Ardmore, Oklahoma 17??? OB Coupland TX MKT Depot 17??? OB Pottsville TX near old School, LOCATION? (40 miles south of Stephenville) 17??? OB Killeen TX 2 cars, FWD/MKT/RI/SP?, Sam's Station Restaurant, Hwy 195, s. side of town 17??? OB Palestine TX as T&P 3545, Texas State Railroad Park, at Rusk, Texas? 17857 ST Lineville? IA Carroll Sears, across from Dairy Delite, Hwy 65 (17858) 17860 ST Bentonville AR Chamber of Commerce, Main Street 17862 ST Kingfisher OK 1 mile east 17863 ST Pinnacle AR home, 1 mile ne of town, near Pinnacle Mountain State Park 17864 ST Geneseo IL Arvid Hagberg, LOCATION? 17866 ST McAlester OK McDonald's Restaurant 17869 ST Tinley Park IL ex-NIRC/Metra 2002, Jaycee Grove Park, 80th Avenue, 169th Street 17872 ST Lineville? IA Carroll Sears, across from Dairy Delite, Hwy 65 17873 ST Tahlequah OK Bar-B-Que Restaurant, US 62, from Haskell, OK 17882 ST Silvis IL behind Anchor Do-It Center, 1st Avenue & 15th Street, poor condition 17885 ST Harvard IL Warren Chiesa?, east of town 17886 ST Midwest City OK SE 44 & Anderson Road 17889 ST Farley IA John M. Simon, 11093 Cemetary Road, 319-744-3884 17890 ST Stone Bluff OK 1 mile east of town 17895 ST Skiatook OK Statuary Company, Hwy 20, west of town 17896 ST Kingfisher OK behind Courthouse 17897 ST Silvis IL Rock Island Yard, Martha Thorpe, Moline 17898 ST Memphis TN Tie Yard, Rt 55 & 290, (tie yard?) 178?? ST Churdan IA as Milwaukee, LOCATION? 178?? ST Clay Center KS no trucks, Hansen's Used Cars? 178?? ST Enterprise KS no trucks, Abilene & Smoky Valley RR Depot, from Junction City, Kansas 178?? ST Stone Bluff OK 1 mile east of town 178?? ST Stone Bluff OK 1 mile east of town 178?? ST Stone Bluff OK 1 mile east of town 17958 DS Oelwein IA Hub City Railway Museum, 24 2nd Avenue SW 17984 DS Sheffield IA Bill Eno, LOCATION? 18058 DS St. Louis MO Museum of Transportation, retired 1-9-49 18554 DS Rusk TX as TS 103554, Texas State Railroad Yard (19100 w/1913?) (19102 w/19134) 19105 TR Tulsa OK Pipe Yard, 41 or 61 & Jackson (19111) Pullman Jct, IL 5-77 (19127) Blue Island, IL 19135 DS Union IL Illinois Railway Museum, POB 427, 60180 (19161) Blue Island, IL 4-74 (19163) ????? ?? St. Louis? MO St. Louis & Chain of Rocks Railroad ????? ?? Chadron NE ex-CNW, Dawes County Historical Society, off Hwy 385 ????? ?? Deadwood SD steel, CB&Q Yard ????? ?? Mt. Pleasant TX 8 miles northwest of town?, with other cars?, McIlvy Steel?, Allen Scrap Met CRI&P # + 7418 = UP #; BW = steel bay window; DS = double sheathed wood cupola; LV = ex-Lehigh Valley stee cupola; OB = outside braced wood cupola; SD = outside braced side door wood cupola; ST = straight sided st cupola; TR = wood transfer; WV = wide vision steel cupola. References: Harper, John B., 1992, RI 17600-17605, 40 Ton Capacity Cabooses: Rock Island Digest, Vol. 9, pages 44 - 59 Harper, John B., 1994, Rock Island 17765-17784, Passenger Baggage Cabooses: RITS Data Sheet No.24, 6 pages Hile, S., Hickcox, D. H., & Miller, T., 1996, RI Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equip.: Edison, NJ, Mo S. Roger Kirkpatrick, 113 West 17th Street, Leadville, CO 80461, 719-486-1026