244Days #122 The Caboose with a History

This area has completely rusted out.

This is more than a little rust, this is a big tear.

And another unneeded clue.

The big steel wheels have breaks and what appears to be primitive shocks.

Is that huge spring really a primitive shock absorber? If so that was a really rough ride.

Here’s the answer to the puzzle. This is a historical caboose from a logging company that logged in these woods. From the looks of this caboose it was put out to rest many years ago. Probably before the Tillamook burn took thousands of acres of trees about 1948-49. The fire devastated the economic and lively hood of most of the residents. Logging was their livelihood. Even though it has been nearly 60 years the forests have not recovered.

Logging Company Caboose Oregon Coastal Forest

The caboose shows lots of years of service. There are many old logging parts and pieces in this scene.

Xandre already guessed what this is, so I am simply giving you the rest of photos that would have been other clues. Just for fun.

Checking the count I realized that today we are one-third of the way through the year. Really. Wow.

Cheers,

Shez

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About Shez

In a nut-shell (nut-case?): Photographer, illustrator, writer, passionate DIY enthusiast, wife, mother, grandmother. I love learning new things and anything that is creative: sewing upholstery or dresses, painting walls or art, building dolls or walls, cooking and cake decorating, knitting or wiring. By day I am a small manufacturing business owner, operator, partner. I am Totally Random Shez.

4 responses to “244Days #122 The Caboose with a History”

  1. Xandré Verkes says :

    Super vintage!!! 🙂 **

  2. pewterbreath says :

    I always had a fondness for cabooses, how every train always had a friendly ending to it. Thank you for this.

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