"Darby Caboose" Palestine Things to Do Tip by deecat
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It's always fun, while visiting Palestine, Illinois, to take a look at the Darby Caboose. This caboose is permanently parked on Main Street. It serves as a memorial to Palestine's rich railroad history, and it's also a tribute to railroades everywhere.. It's an ICRR [Illinois Central Railroad] 1950's caboose.
The Darby Caboose is named so because of where they are repainted and refurbished [at the Darby Car Company in Kansas City, Missouri].
Trains were a common site in the 1970's in Palestine. They brought increased traffic to the area and thus more trade. At that time, there was a depot, a roundhouse, and a very busy train yard.
You are able to "get up and personal" with the Caboose, and that is why children love it so. They can climb up the stairs and pretend to ride it. They can also look through the window to the inside of the caboose.
Right near the the caboose is a stone marker which commemorates the Illinois Central Railroad.
Directions: Located on Main Street. You can't miss it!
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