2007 Moving Caboose Again

In 2007, the San Jose City Council granted a variance for WP668. Building permits were issued for the stairs and electrical. In May 2007,  WP668 was moved for a second time by South Bay Crane & Rigging – first the wheel trucks and then the body – onto the very short rail line in the Dickinson-PlocherContinue reading “2007 Moving Caboose Again”

2006 WP668 in Storage – Restoration Starts

While in storage in San Jose, the WP668 caboose roof was rebuilt and the ceiling lights were installed. The Dickinson-Plocher backyard swimming pool was removed and a very short rail line built in the same location. The Silicon Valley Lines model train club members acted as gandy dancers to help install the track. Except asContinue reading “2006 WP668 in Storage – Restoration Starts”

2006 WP668 – Move from San Francisco

In February 2006, WP668 was moved by truck from the Golden Gate Railroad Museum (GGRM) in San Francisco to storage in San Jose. The steel strapped wooden top was lifted by crane off of the two steel trucks (wheel sets). The caboose top, missing its roof covering and very heavy because of the recent rain,Continue reading “2006 WP668 – Move from San Francisco”