Pictures of our Caboose "Scrappy"

Sep 15 2010

A drawing of a duplicate of our caboose "scrappy".

A drawing of a duplicate of our caboose "scrappy".

A drawing, by H.L.Scott III, of Scrappy the caboose.

Oct 04 2010

Scrappy without his "goose neck"

Scrappy without his "goose neck"

Scrappy without his rusty goose neck. Mark Kalis needed his invention to move another caboose. Scrappy was moved from his farm location (Elaine and Larry Twitchell's farm) to Jim Ortman's property in St.Johns where he will be restored and then moved to his trucks which are at the St. Johns Depot.

Oct 17 2012

Caboose

Caboose
Oct 26 2012

Scrappy the caboose is now at the depot

Scrappy the caboose is now at the depot

Scrappy, as the caboose is fondly called reflecting all that it have been through since being made in Port Huron Mi on July 23, 1927, has been brought over to the depot to join Annie, the boxcar now a museum show piece, and RPO - Railroad Post Office (1903). Scrappy and Annie along with the St. Johns Depot will be on display from 1 until 3 PM this coming Sunday (October 28) for the last time this year.

It should be noted that last Sunday, October 21, 2012 the depot and cars were open to the public, but with a Halloween flair lighted up by Dobie Evert and crew. They stormed in and decorated the building with all sorts of ghoulish tricks, treats and games, and then disappeared with all the ghoulish stuff, into the late afternoon. What fun kids of all ages had in the depot and in the cars. Let's hear a haunting cheer for Dobie's haunting crew, thanks gang.