Years ago, Alden Armstrong showed me some photos he took as a kid at the Los Angeles Cornfield and Taylor yards, which he knew I was modeling. These two photos of Harriman passanger cars among all the freight equipment caught my eye. He explained that they were used as temporary cabooses right after WWII, during a caboose shortage. I had to model one! Alden managed to find a few more photos and by careful study I saw how they had been quickly converted-- numbers blacked out, smoke jack and caboose info added. I also modeled the inevitable broken windows.