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Lynn Hummel: The caboose was only the beginning

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The caboose was only the beginning. As a boy, I remember watching the trains, pulled by big, black, noisy, coal-burning steam engines with a dramatic, iconic shape you couldn’t forget, and at the end of every train was a caboose with a friendly guy in a railroad uniform and cap riding in the dome top, waving back at kids as the train rolled down the tracks.

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