C&S Caboose 10610 was built in the Colorado & Southern Railway shops in Denver in 1944. The wheel sets and some of the hardware may have come from older freight cars. The car is wood sheath inside and out, but has a steel frame in the center. Its weight is approximately 19 tons.
The caboose served in freight service in and out of the Denver terminal until it was permanently assigned to the C&S Leadville to Climax Line in the early 1970’s. There its primary purpose was to handle rail business for the American Metals Molybdenum Mine at the top of Freemont Pass. It stayed in the round house at Leadville until it was purchased by Mr. Carmen Bucciarelli in the late 1970’s.
Mr. Bucciarelli wanted to have a C&S caboose on his property because the rail tracks on Erie Street at one time were the Colorado & Southern main line to Denver. It remained on display at the Erie Street location until Mr. Bucciarelli sold his business in 1989 and donated the caboose to the City of Pueblo.
We anticipate C&S Caboose 10610 will be around for a long time as a symbol of the railroad past and to serve the patrons of our City Park.
Please see below for the 2 caboose rental packages:
Amenities include direct access to caboose area (enter and exit by tennis courts), outdoor seating for up to 56, microwave, refrigerator, and picnic tables. All rentals must conclude by 9:00pm. Access to the ride area is only during The Rides at City Park regular season hours, and can only be entered through the main entrance of the Rides due to COVID-19 restrictions. This could change during the season pending COVID-19 protocols. No smoking, alcohol or pets allowed.
Book your party between Monday January 4–Friday, September 24
Reservations available Monday, February 8–Friday, October 10
Fee • $100 for minimum two-hour rental
Deposit • $100
Additional hours • $50 per hour
Inclement weather, including lightning, may cause for evacuation of The Rides at City Park area and surrounding structures, such as the caboose and party pavilion, resulting in a delay and/or cancellation of the party and/or event. No refunds will
be issued if 50% or more of the served time elapses prior to weather delay or cancellation
THINGS TO KNOW FOR
When: The permit will be available at the main office at City Park, located at 800 Goodnight Ave, across from the fountain or emailed. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00am-5:00pm, with the exceptions of holidays, Arrival time is stated on your permit. For emergency's contact the Park Rangers at 719-553-2700.
Where: The caboose address is 307 S. City Park Ave. 81005 (directly across the street from the tennis courts). All guests must enter from the gated area at the caboose across from tennis court. No access from the main gate at The Rides at City Park, except for those needing ADA access or as requested.
Basic Package Includes:
- Seating for up to 56 guests
- Microwave and refrigerator
- Picnic tables
- All rental must conclude by 9:00pm
- Your host will inspect the caboose before and after your reservations
- All decorations and tape must be removed at end of party for returned deposit