BN caboose #12386 has been coupled to the end of a string of cars including an increasingly rare boxcar. All of the side windows except the ones in the cupola have been plated over. the words "Riding Platform" have been stenciled on the ends. This caboose is no longer the normal final car of a freight train. Now it is merely a reasonably safe place for then conductor to ride while the engineer runs the locomotives in "push mode" while the conductor watches for trouble from the leading end of a train that is, in fact, running backward.