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Caboose at a Switch – Naomi Brotherton


Caboose at a Switch

Framed 22 x 28



The caboose was a mysterious part of the train to me. Who had the privilege of riding in it? The Brakeman of course, and he conveyed his messages by hand-held flag or lantern signals. He literally rearranged the tracks at the switches as needed while the engineer awaited his signal to “go” or “back up.”

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