The Return of The Red Caboose at the Nampa Depot

Details of the event:

 The Nampa Train Depot is proud to be unveiling the Union Pacific 1942 Caboose on June 23rd at 11am. The four year restoration project is complete and a big celebration is in store. Starting Friday night at 6:00pm the festivities kick off in a 1940s themed party with speak easy atmosphere. A live swing band will be performing Friday night and we encourage everyone to dress up in their best gangster outfits.

Saturday events kick off at 8am with the Rotary Pancake Breakfast. Then at 11am the return of the red caboose begins with the ribbon cutting and a brass band. Take a step back in time to 1942 and see how the railroad operated and worked in our fully restored caboose. Throughout the day there will be rides given on the Operation Lifesaver street train. The museum will be fully open and lots of vendors will be around. Don't miss our silent auction as well lots of great items to win.

Friday June 23rd:
Tours of the Caboose
Open House at the Museum
Silent Auction
Dancing and Music by JACK HALE!
Beer and Wine Garden

Saturday June 23rd:
8AM-10AM Pancake Breakfast
10:45AM Flag Ceremony
11AM Ribbon Cutting with Nampa Mayor
11:30AM-4PM Tours of the Caboose
1PM Beer and Wine Garden
1PM DJ and Karaoke

Open House at the Museum
Nampa Art Collective exhibit
Nampa Rocks booth with rock painting provided by Paint Mania
Fire Truck
Car Clubs
Model Trains
Operation Lifesaver Street Train Rides
Bake Sale
Stomp Rockets
Bounce House
Lots to do!!

So mark your calender's for June 22-23rd and help us celebrate the restoration of the UP CA-3 Caboose. 

Interested in Participating?

If you are interested in helping out at this event as a volunteer, being a vendor, a sponsor, or are interested in donating items for the silent auction, get in touch! 

Want to be a Vendor at this Event?

Please fill out form and return with requested documentation to: CCHS PO BOX 595 Nampa ID 83653 or email to info@canyoncountyhistory.com. Send payment or indicate will pay by PayPal.  

Vendor Registration-Caboose Event


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Do not pay immediately. Wait until you hear back from Gail Christiancy the Event Coordinator to confirm your approval and space availablity.