The 102-year old train car owned by Monterey Peninsula couple Randy and Debbie Reinstedt since 1974 is up for sale for $27,000.
Located between Prescott and Hoffman avenues and adjacent to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s new Center for Ocean Education and Leadership, the caboose has long been home to the couple’s antique and railroad memorabilia shop called Books, Bears & Railroad Wares. But the Reinstedts are now ready to let it go.
“My husband bought it and put me in it,” quipped Debbie Reinstedt, 79, noting that the couple has owned the caboose for 44 years and how difficult it’s been to reach a point of wanting to sell it. Randy Reinstedt, 83, is a noted Monterey Peninsula author.