SCSRA previously owned two retired cabooses, the former
AT&SF Cupola Caboose No. 999110 and
SP Bay-Window Caboose No. 4049. In 2015,
ownership was tranferred to the Southern California Railway Plaza Association (SCRPA),
a 501(c)(3) educational organizationi that has taken over their restoration. Currently
the cars are located at Fullerton Amtrak Station in a fenced rail-car
siding area with other private cars.
SCRPA's plans are to restore their exteriors and interiors in the coming
years. Both cars are scheduled to be repainted; interior upholstery has already
been refurbished, and other improvements have either been accomplished or identified.
For many years, these cabooses have had the look and feel of classic artifacts,
showing the wear and tear of years of actual rail service. They have been, in
"in service" as social centers for our club. The cars are the focal
point of periodic events held jointly by SCRPA/SCSRA. SCRPA's Railroad Operations Committee (ROC) has done a fine
job in taking over the cars, maintaining them, and planning for their bright future. It is due to their great efforts that SCSRA decided to transfer
ownership to SCRPA.