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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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American Flyer red train caboose car 24603 1960s toy
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American Flyer Train 938 2 Red Caboose Estate Sale
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American Flyer READING 630 S Gauge Illuminated Caboose Red
American Flyer READING 630 S Gauge Illuminated Caboose Red
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American Flyer Train 807 Bright Red Caboose Estate Sale
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Antique 1953 American Flyer Lines AC Gilbert Caboose No 638 Red Made In USA
Antique 1953 American Flyer Lines AC Gilbert Caboose No 638 Red Made In USA
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American Flyer S Gauge RED CABOOSE
American Flyer S Gauge RED CABOOSE
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American Flyer Train Bright Red Caboose Estate Sale
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American Flyer Train 930 3 Red Caboose 2 Estate Sale
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American Flyer Train 938 Bright Red Caboose Estate Sale
American Flyer Train 938 Bright Red Caboose Estate Sale
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American Flyer Train 930 Red Caboose Estate Sale
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AMERICAN FLYER RED CABOOSE 243636 AC GILBERT CO USA S SCALE TRAIN CAR
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Vintage Red American Flyer  638 Caboose Gilbert Co
Vintage Red American Flyer 638 Caboose Gilbert Co
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American Flyer S Gauge Red Caboose 638
American Flyer S Gauge Red Caboose 638
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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 READING 630 S Gauge Illuminated Caboose Red tested works
American Flyer READING 630 S Gauge Illuminated Caboose Red tested works
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American Flyer No 24634 Red Painted Illuminated Bay Window Caboose
American Flyer No 24634 Red Painted Illuminated Bay Window Caboose
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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 Red Caboose S Gauge 638 w Box
American Flyer Red Caboose S Gauge 638 w Box
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American Flyer Lines No24634 Red Bay Window Caboose
American Flyer Lines No24634 Red Bay Window Caboose
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American Flyer 806 American Flyer Lines Red Plastic Caboose 1956 57 C 6
American Flyer 806 American Flyer Lines Red Plastic Caboose 1956 57 C 6
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Vintage American Flyer 1950s S Gauge 806 Red Caboose Excellent
Vintage American Flyer 1950s S Gauge 806 Red Caboose Excellent
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Vintage American Flyer 638 S Gauge Caboose Red
Vintage American Flyer 638 S Gauge Caboose Red
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Vintage American Flyer 638 S Gauge Caboose Red
Vintage American Flyer 638 S Gauge Caboose Red
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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
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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
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American Flyer No 638 Red Caboose with Original Box Original Wrap
American Flyer No 638 Red Caboose with Original Box Original Wrap
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VINTAGE AMERICAN FLYER 630 READING RED LIGHTED CABOOSE VERY GOOD+ CONDITION
VINTAGE AMERICAN FLYER 630 READING RED LIGHTED CABOOSE VERY GOOD+ CONDITION
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AMERICAN FLYER VINTAGE 630 RED READING CABOOSE S SCALE
AMERICAN FLYER VINTAGE 630 RED READING CABOOSE S SCALE
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AMERICAN FLYER VINTAGE 638 RED CABOOSE S SCALE BOXED
AMERICAN FLYER VINTAGE 638 RED CABOOSE S SCALE BOXED
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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
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AMERICAN FLYER POST WAR S 938 RED AFL CABOOSE 563252
AMERICAN FLYER POST WAR S 938 RED AFL CABOOSE 563252
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Antique Vintage AC GILBERT American Flyer 638 Red Caboose Free Shipping Used
Antique Vintage AC GILBERT American Flyer 638 Red Caboose Free Shipping Used
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American Flyer Train 920 Southern Gondola Car Estate Sale
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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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Lionel Trains Red Santa Fe Caboose O Gauge Train
Lionel Trains Red Santa Fe Caboose O Gauge Train
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