These modern cabooses ran over many division behind a train with all cars destined for a common terminal, hence crews changed approximately every 6 hours and no beds were needed between terminals. The caboose uses a centered and extended cupola; other cabooses on the property have smaller cupolas that are flush and sit at the rear of the cabooses. The extended cupolas allowed the brakemen improved visibility and the swivel chairs are also different.
CN Steel Caboose (79274) was built in 1967 by Hawker Siddeley. The car was originally a CN steel caboose from 1967-1986, then it was used by Dupont Canada in Maitland, Ontario. The caboose, built with steel, is modern in comparison to the wooden cabooses at the museum. Not only is the caboose steel, but it also has an axle driver generator underneath, electric windshield wipers, lights, and expanded quarters.