CP & LT RR Caboose Rebuild

History of the CP & LT Caboose

The CP & LT Caboose was part of the the "Camino Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad" owned and operated by the Michigan-California Lumber Company.  This short-line railroad ran between the lumber mill in Camino and the turntable in Placerville, located along side of Upper Main Street.  The CP &LT Railroad started in 1904 and ran until the Southern Pacific Railroad pulled out in 1986.  The CP & LT Railroad right-of-way is now part of the El Dorado Trail.

This caboose was probably built in the Michigan-California Lumber Company machine shops and was used on the railroad until 1958.  It was donated to the County Museum in 1993.