I presented a “Caboose Clinic” to the Coast Division of the National Model Railroad Association on 8 December 2013 in San Leandro, California. The title of my talk was “The Adventures of WP668 1916-2013: Buying and Restoring a Western Pacific Caboose”. You can see additional information about the backyard caboose in which I have my office on WP668’s web page: http://wp668.org. About forty guys and one woman attended my clinic. I was glad that they asked so many questions and seemed to have a good time.
As always, my thanks and appreciation to all who have made WP668’s long adventures possible, especially:
- My family (“the crew”): John Plocher, Jessica Dickinson Goodman, Paul D. Goodman, Matthew Holmes, Eleanor Dickinson
- Silicon Valley Lines Model Railroad Club and South Bay Historical Railroad Society members for ongoing support and crew backup
- Railfans and photographers who have recorded WP668’s long travels, especially: Peter Arnold, E. Chambers, Danek Duvall, Sam Fineberg, Don Marenzi, Jacqueline Ramsayer, Ken Rattenne, John Ryczkowski, Jim Shackleton, Stephen Sloan, Dave Stanley, Vicki Thompson…
- Don Marenzi who patiently searched his archives and located so many old WP668 photos for this presentation.
Images Copyright 1971 by Don Marenzi, and 2013 by Katy Dickinson and John Plocher