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M-K-T / Katy Caboose
O.B. Wood Shealth Caboose - Series 796-820

K.B. King Jr. / R. Jackson Collection, original number in Sloan Yellow

K.B. King Jr. / R. Jackson Collection, renumbered during Deramus era

The favorite caboose of most Katy fans has to be the outside steel braced, wood sheath cars of the 796-820 series. Built at the Denison Shops in December 1930, most would be rebuilt and renumbered to 31-53. Originally in caboose red and Sloan Yellow, these modernized cabooses would serve in Deramus and Barriger red till the middle of the 1970's.

Checkout the June 1987, Katy Flyer for more information and photos.

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