RailPictures.Net Photo: CSX Transportation (CSXT) Caboose at Cadet, Virginia by Ron Flanary
 
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» April 03, 1987
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Cabooses had almost completely disappeared on through freights by 1987, but on this snowy day at the “Strawberry Patch” a couple of miles west (or railroad “north”) of Big Stone Gap, VA, an ex-L&N bay window cab brings up the rear of a Kentucky-bound empty hopper train. Even so, an EOT is tacked on the rear coupler for good measure. The reflective round paddle on the rear harkens to train order/time table rules. Red denoted a train holding the main track, while the conductor or flagman would rotate it to yellow if the train was clear of the main in a siding.
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