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These two men traveled on top of the caboose all the way to Fort Myers. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.

Photo by Jerry Ladner

These two men traveled on top of the caboose all the way to Fort Myers. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.

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  • This is the corner of Oakes Boulevard turning West onto Immokalee Road. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from  from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. This is the I-75 overpass on Immokalee Road.  There was barely one foot clearance from the top of the caboose and the overpass. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • Traveling on Immokalee Road. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • These two men traveled on top of the caboose all the way to Fort Myers. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • Another shot of the two men traveling on top of the caboose.  They were waving to all during the journey. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • Starting the crane lift. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • Arrival at the Lakes Regional Park. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero.  Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • And there is lift off... A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • Almost into place on the tracks...  A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • A distance view of the locomotive and caboose. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • The caboose in place behind her new buddy. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  •  A nice view of the caboose in place behind the locomotive. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • A front view of the locomotive. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.
  • A distance view of the locomotive and caboose. A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008. The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. Total time to prepare the caboose for the move was around seven hours. Travel time to Fort Myers was one hour.

A team from Flint and Doyle Structural Movers moved a caboose from from Standing Oaks Lane to the train village in Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers on January 16, 2008.

The 25-mile route took them down Immokalee Road and up U.S. 41 through Bonita Springs and Estero. The caboose was donated by Carole Vogt.

These photos were taken by Jerry Ladner, President of the Railroad Museum of South Florida in Fort Myers.

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