No, that’s not a space alien building a machine to conquer the earth. As you can see in the image below, it’s actually Rosie Haines working with some of the material extracted from the old caboose.
Dustin Haines was working inside the old caboose. This phase of the renovation includes three sides of the old Rock Island Caboose. This was my first glimpse into the caboose. I told Dustin it looked better than I thought it would. He said that it was only because the west wall was gone and that it had been in pretty bad shape.
The Coupland Civic Organization owns the caboose. It is parked outside the Coupland Depot and Museum. Funds raised at the Choo-Choo Fest a few months ago made this possible.