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Shelton Caboose Visitor Information Center


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Caboose #700 serves as the Chamber’s Visitor Information Center and as a monument to the area’s logging history. It was built in the 1920s in Shelton by the Peninsula Railway Company, a subsidiary of Simpson. The unique side-door caboose was originally used to haul freight and passengers to and from logging camps, many of which were inaccessible by automobile.
The railway car remained in service through the late 1950s and was retired in 1965. It was then purchased by the Puget Sound Railroad Historical Association and displayed in Snoqualmie. The Caboose returned to Shelton in 1983 and was placed behind the “Tollie” Shay, an homage to its travels over this exact location on Railroad Avenue for many years.