A “container-boose”?

The Alaska Railroad has, in typical Alaskan ingenuity fashion, fabricated what appears to be a transfer car made out of a shipping container.  These special cabooses are used in transfer service between yards or on short switching runs.  As such, they lack amenities such as a bathroom and cooking or sleeping spaces.  The ends of the car are left open and will include railings and chains to protect the rail-workers.

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