Summer Picnic & Linda Radtke

Backyard Goldmine


This is what the caboose looked like at the start

Picture of the caboose as it is today.  Taken 1/2019 


Ben Sargent at work on the project


Chuck Magnus, owner of the caboose on Hough Road, presented a wonderful program on the history and the rehab of the caboose by Backyard Goldmine.  A DIY program that came to Waterbury and spent a week bringing the caboose back to life. 

About 60 people attended the program as Chuck explained how his grandfather, who worked for the railroad, was able to purchase and move the caboose and dining car to it current location.


The refinished dining car