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What were the purposes of a caboose?

When I was younger, most freight trains had a traditional, red caboose train car at the tail end of the train. The last one I saw was over 15 years ago. Looking back, I've always wondered WHY there was a caboose at the end of every train. So my question is, what is the purpose(s) of a caboose?

The caboose is the crews quarters on a train.

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VINTAGE 1950s S SCALE GAUGE AMERICAN FLYER 638 RED CABOOSE 52
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American Flyer 638 Caboose Red 1954 Mint w original box
American Flyer 638 Caboose Red 1954 Mint w original box
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American Flyer Lines Train Red 1950s 24636 Radio Caboose w Solid Couplers
American Flyer Lines Train Red 1950s 24636 Radio Caboose w Solid Couplers
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AMERICAN FLYER LINES Post War 638 RED CABOOSE BLT 6 51 LINK COUPLERS
AMERICAN FLYER LINES Post War 638 RED CABOOSE BLT 6 51 LINK COUPLERS
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American Flyer Train 5016 Gulf Tanker Car Estate Sale
American Flyer Train 5016 Gulf Tanker Car Estate Sale
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American Flyer Lines No930 Red Illuminated Caboose
American Flyer Lines No930 Red Illuminated Caboose
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American Flyer READING 630 S Gauge Illuminated Caboose Red tested works
American Flyer READING 630 S Gauge Illuminated Caboose Red tested works
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S scale American Flyer Lines NMH BLT 6 51 Plastic Red Caboose No 806 AC Gilbert
S scale American Flyer Lines NMH BLT 6 51 Plastic Red Caboose No 806 AC Gilbert
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PAINTED AMERICAN FLYER POSTWAR S RED 638 CABOOSE AFL 568155
PAINTED AMERICAN FLYER POSTWAR S RED 638 CABOOSE AFL 568155
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AMERICAN FLYER POSTWAR S 24603 AFL RED CABOOSE Model Train Railraod RR
AMERICAN FLYER POSTWAR S 24603 AFL RED CABOOSE Model Train Railraod RR
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AMERICAN FLYER LINES CABOOSE 806 RED S SCALE VINTAGE AC GILBERT TRAIN RR
AMERICAN FLYER LINES CABOOSE 806 RED S SCALE VINTAGE AC GILBERT TRAIN RR
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American Flyer Lines 24636 Red Caboose with Pike Master Couplers
American Flyer Lines 24636 Red Caboose with Pike Master Couplers
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Vintage American Flyer Lines AC Gilbert Caboose 638 AF 638 Red Vintage 1953
Vintage American Flyer Lines AC Gilbert Caboose 638 AF 638 Red Vintage 1953
$5.00
Vintage American Flyer Lines AC Gilbert Caboose 638 AF 638 Red Vintage 1953
Vintage American Flyer Lines AC Gilbert Caboose 638 AF 638 Red Vintage 1953
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American Flyer Southern Pacific Caboose Red Collectible Train
American Flyer Southern Pacific Caboose Red Collectible Train
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American Flyer 638 AMERICAN FLYER RED CABOOSEUSEDOPERATOR CONDITION
American Flyer 638 AMERICAN FLYER RED CABOOSEUSEDOPERATOR CONDITION
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American Flyer S Gauge 24127 Monon Gondola Car  24636 Red Caboose
American Flyer S Gauge 24127 Monon Gondola Car 24636 Red Caboose
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AMERICAN FLYER LINES Vintage 24636 Pikemaster RED CABOOSE Car C 7 Excellent
AMERICAN FLYER LINES Vintage 24636 Pikemaster RED CABOOSE Car C 7 Excellent
$35.00
Vintage American Flyer Lines AC Gilbert Caboose 638 AF 638 Red Vintage 1953
Vintage American Flyer Lines AC Gilbert Caboose 638 AF 638 Red Vintage 1953
$20.65
American Flyer S Gauge Red Caboose 638
American Flyer S Gauge Red Caboose 638
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Vintage American Flyer 1950s S Gauge 806 Red Caboose Excellent
Vintage American Flyer 1950s S Gauge 806 Red Caboose Excellent
$9.99
Lionel Trains Red Santa Fe Caboose O Gauge Train
Lionel Trains Red Santa Fe Caboose O Gauge Train
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American Flyer No638 Red Caboose with Original Box
American Flyer No638 Red Caboose with Original Box
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American Flyer 24633 Silver Deluxe Bay Window Illuminated caboose Red print Knuc
American Flyer 24633 Silver Deluxe Bay Window Illuminated caboose Red print Knuc
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Vintage American Flyer Red Caboose Train Car  1947 Non Weighted Coupler
Vintage American Flyer Red Caboose Train Car 1947 Non Weighted Coupler
$43.19
Vintage American Flyer Red Caboose Reading 630 1949 53  Weighted Coupler
Vintage American Flyer Red Caboose Reading 630 1949 53 Weighted Coupler
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CLASSIC AMERICAN FLYER 630 READING ILLUMINATED RED CABOOSE IN OB
CLASSIC AMERICAN FLYER 630 READING ILLUMINATED RED CABOOSE IN OB
$7.95
AMERICAN FLYER  630 VINTAGE  RED ILLUMINATED CABOOSE 1050s
AMERICAN FLYER 630 VINTAGE RED ILLUMINATED CABOOSE 1050s
$9.99
AMERICAN FLYER  638 VINTAGE  RED CABOOSE
AMERICAN FLYER 638 VINTAGE RED CABOOSE
$6.99
VINTAGE AMERICAN FLYER 630 READING RED LIGHTED CABOOSE VERY GOOD+ CONDITION
VINTAGE AMERICAN FLYER 630 READING RED LIGHTED CABOOSE VERY GOOD+ CONDITION
$24.00
American Flyer Lines No24634 Red Bay Window Caboose
American Flyer Lines No24634 Red Bay Window Caboose
$16.99
American Flyer No 638 Red Caboose with Original Box Original Wrap
American Flyer No 638 Red Caboose with Original Box Original Wrap
$10.10
American Flyer Lines S Scale Red Plastic Caboose w Tin Frame 638 NMH BLT6 51
American Flyer Lines S Scale Red Plastic Caboose w Tin Frame 638 NMH BLT6 51
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American Flyer S Scale Red Plastic Caboose w Tin Frame 638
American Flyer S Scale Red Plastic Caboose w Tin Frame 638
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American Flyer No 638 Red Caboose with Original Box
American Flyer No 638 Red Caboose with Original Box
$14.50
Vintage Red American Flyer  638 Caboose Gilbert Co
Vintage Red American Flyer 638 Caboose Gilbert Co
$7.20
Antique Vintage AC GILBERT American Flyer 638 Red Caboose Free Shipping Used
Antique Vintage AC GILBERT American Flyer 638 Red Caboose Free Shipping Used
$14.00
American Flyer Reading 630 S Scale Red Caboose A C Gilbert Works
American Flyer Reading 630 S Scale Red Caboose A C Gilbert Works
$12.26
American Flyer 1950s Caboose Red
American Flyer 1950s Caboose Red
$13.00
RED WOOD TOOL CHEST for AMERICAN FLYER WORK CABOOSE ACCESSORIES S Gauge Trains
RED WOOD TOOL CHEST for AMERICAN FLYER WORK CABOOSE ACCESSORIES S Gauge Trains
$19.99


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