X-27 - The Holy Grail! My favorite type of GN caboose from the X-1 to X-30 "slant cupola" series, homemade in GN's St. Cloud shops in 1959. Painted up in a pseudo-BN scheme is the X-27 in Nisswa, MN. Photo taken in July 2003 by Lindsay Korst.
X-28 - This is kind of cheating, but here is my Overland Models brass caboose from a recent bidding war on Ebay. Custom painted by the good folks at Trains Emporium of Sparks, NV, the X-28 resides happily on my display shelf. Did I mention the GN "slant cupola" of the X-1 through X-30 series is my favorite? Photo taken April 2006 by Lindsay Korst.
X-29 - Courtesy of Bob Ulberg are these pictures of BN 10389,
a slant-cupola steel
X-32 - Located at Baldwin City, Kansas, this December 2002 photo comes courtesy of Al Hermans.
X-36 - Painted as BN 10326, this caboose was built in 1960 by International and is on display in beautiful downtown Louisiana, MO. 6/10/95, Dave Greenberg photo, used with permission.
X-40 - GN caboose X-40 reposes at Albany, Oregon. This caboose was originally built at GN's St. Cloud shops in 1960 and is currently in service on the Willamette and Pacific railroad (WPRR). Photo is courtesy of Michael Keyes.
Update: X-40 is looking great in the sunlight at Albany Oregon. Photo taken in July 2002 by Lindsay Korst.
X-49 - Formerly used as an ice cream parlor, this caboose is located alongside US 93 at Rollins, MT. July 2004 photo by Lindsay Korst.
X-51 - Located in a city park in Minot, ND, Great Northern caboose X-51 has been refurbished inside and out as part of the Transportation Museum's effort to chronicle railroad history in the area. X-51 was built in the GN's St. Cloud, MN shops in July 1962. Photo taken July 10, 1997 by Ron Gebhardt.
X-57 - Located outside Stanley, ND is this caboose alongside the depot moved here from Ross, ND. July 2003 photo by Lindsay Korst.
X-59 - Located in Park River, ND, this caboose stands next to the Park River GN depot moved a good mile west of town (and the tracks). July 2003 photo by Lindsay Korst.
X-71 - At Osceola, WI can be found this GN/BN caboose in the MTM collection. Photo taken by Lindsay Korst in August 2003.
X-85 - Nicely painted in the red GN caboose scheme, it is located at the Maplelag Resort in Minnesota. July 2003 photo by Lindsay Korst.
X-87 - This caboose now serves as a Chamber of Commerce "Information Station" in Sedro Woolley, WA. It is on display along with one log flat (with logs) and Puget Sound & Baker River Ry. 4-6-0 steam locomotive. Photos taken in November 2001 by Lindsay Korst.
X-88 - Parked at the Troy, MT historical building on the east end of town. Photo taken in July 2004 by Lindsay Korst.
X-91 - Just outside Cut Bank, Montana along the highway is the BN 10171, ex-GN caboose X-91. Photo by Robert Ulberg.
X-101 - This 1892 caboose owned by Jack Hoover is located in Belt, Montana and was visited by the GNRHS during the Great Falls convention. This is the oldest former GN caboose in
Update: X-101 was donated by Jack Hoover's estate to the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie. The caboose made the trip via truck, and a crane was used to lift if off onto the rails again. Here it rests on the ex-NP line about a block or two west of the museum's depot in Snoqualmie on a misty November 6, 2010. Lindsay Korst photos.
X-111 - This caboose was originally painted Big Sky Blue, but the local GN fans who painted her liked red! Located just north of the ex-GN depot at Breckinridge, MN. August 2003 photo by Lindsay Korst.
X-116 - Heavily modified (check those picture windows!) ex-BN 10076, this caboose actually was a GN caboose built in 1968 by International. This caboose is "part of the Mt. Hood Dinner train". Photographed by Mike Keyes
Update: X-116 has faded quite a bit in the hot, Eastern Oregon sun. Photos taken April 2002 by Lindsay Korst
X-125 at Samuels, ID. Photos taken in June 2004 by Greg Pascut.
X-134 at Loon Lake, WA. Photo taken in January 2003 by Lindsay Korst.
X-175 - According to the 1973 BN Motive Power Annual, this caboose started out life in 1927 as GN boxcar #31474, was converted to transfer caboose X-175 in 1962, and renumbered to X-320 in January 1970. Photographed by Robert Bowman near Chesaw, WA in 1999.
X-176 - Located in Spokane, WA at the site of the former Hillyard complex, Great Northern caboose X-176 was captured by Lindsay Korst in February 2001. Update: another picture of X-176 taken May 2004.
X-181 was a "one-of-a-kind" caboose. It was originally built in April 1953 by GN's Waite Park shops as X-100. It was renumbered to X-181 in 1966. It spent most of it's life near and around St. Cloud, MN and later GN's Hutchinson branch, pulled by an equally unique NW-5 locomotive. Photo taken in Devil's Lake, ND alongside a bar on August 11, 1997 by Ron Gebhardt.
Update: July 2003 photo by Lindsay Korst.
X-187 (BN 11478) combine caboose basks in the sun south of Nashua, MT out near the huge Fort Peck dam. July 2003 photo by Lindsay Korst.
X-200 is located in Issaquah, WA and used as a "Senior's Resource Center". Interestingly, both trucks have "NOR PAC RY FS 570 cast onto them, but you can clearly see the goat logo "Safety First" on each end through the black paint. Photos taken in November 2001 by Lindsay Korst.
X-220 is located at West Glacier alongside US 2 and is used by the Great Northern Rafting company. August 2001 photo by Lindsay Korst.
X-227 - coupled to two CNR passenger cars at the former Northern Pacific depot in Fargo ND is this caboose. July 2003 photos by Lindsay Korst.
X-228 - Beautifully-restored GN caboose X-228 is owned by GNRHS member Fred Black and located in Skykomish, WA. Photo taken by Lindsay Korst on April 2, 2000.
Update: X-228 has had its proper safety slogan and other reporting marks added. Photo taken by Lindsay Korst in December 2001.
Update: X-228 as it appears July 2004. Photo taken by Lindsay Korst.
Update: X-228 buried under a few feet of snow, February 2008. Photo taken by Lindsay Korst.
Update: X-228 has been moved to a new location alongside East Cascade Highway in Skykomish. Photo taken September 2009 by Fred Black.
X-232 - Once located in Seattle, WA near the Benz Spring Company, this tattered caboose has since been moved to an unknown location. About the only thing left to identify it as a GN caboose is the "Safety First" logo on one end and "X-232" stenciled on each truck. Photos taken July 2000 by Lindsay Korst.
Update: X-232 has been moved and rebuilt as a home near Shelton, WA. Photo from the following links:
X-234 - Located on east shore of Flathead Lake, this caboose was photographed by Vance & Tara Carolin on January 12, 2002.
Update: This is how X-234 looked during July 2004. Photos taken by Lindsay Korst.
X-237 - Located at the Spokane, WA fairgrounds. Photo taken February 2001 by Lindsay Korst.
X-240 - Donated by the GNRHS to the STARail group in Waite Park, MN next to the site of the old GN shops where it was built. Photo taken October 2011 by Todd Driver.
X-244 is now an ice cream parlor at Marblemount, WA. Photo taken September 2002 by Lindsay Korst.
X-249 - Masquerading as a CB&Q caboose, this photo was taken by Robert Ulberg in Powell, WY in June 2003.
X-253 - Located on private property in Kingston, Tennessee is this beautifully-refurbished GN caboose. Photos by Richard Robinson.
X-257 - Sinking into the ground at Grand Marias, MN is this former GN caboose sans trucks. Photo taken by Robert Ulberg in July 2005.
X-259 - Moved from Farmington, MN, this caboose is being restored inside and out by "NLMRA" in East Grand Forks, MN. Photos by Gus Lightfoot.
Update: X-259 caboose in
current location. Photos by Gus Lightfoot, June 2005.
X-269 - Close to the east portal of the former Milwaukee Road tunnel under Snoqualmie Pass, this caboose is used as a cottage in Hyak, WA. Photo by Lindsay Korst in June 2002.
X-277 - Probably the most remote caboose in Washington State is this one on Bainbridge Island. It is resting on a short stretch of track and has a splendid view of Puget Sound. Photos taken in November 2001 by Lindsay Korst.
X-280 - Safely ensconced behind a 8 foot high, barbed-wire fence, this GN caboose can be found in the city park of Wilson Creek, WA. Photos taken in January 2002 by Lindsay Korst.
X-283 - Painted in a D&RGW-like scheme this former GN caboose resides at a business north of Auburn, WA. The trucks read "GN RY" and text on the side reads, "Built 12/51".
Update: Jack Porzig has identified this caboose as GN X-283 from Wilson Creek, WA.
X-294 - Located in Puyallup, WA, this caboose rests on private property. Photo taken in November 2001 by Lindsay Korst.
Update: X-294 has moved to Skykomish! Click here to learn more.