This caboose was built for the Long Island Rail Road by Morrison International in 1963 and was used on LIRR freights until the early 1980’s, when it was retired and saved for preservation.

Before the RMLI acquired permanent property at 416 Griffing Avenue, the C-68 was used as an office in the restoration yard. It is now an integral part of Museum grounds where visitors can tour the inside and see what conditions were like for the crews working on a freight train.

After years of being an important part of interpretive tours at the RMLI, C-68 received a fresh coat of orange paint on Halloween 2009, after a day of grinding and removal of rust from the car. C-68 at this time has also gotten her roof painted and once again proudly displays her original “Dashing Dan” logo and “LONG ISLAND” lettering.  In 2017, C-68 received a new interior paint job, LEXAN window replacements and electricity brought to her for lighting. C-68 is open for tours from 10 AM to 4 PM during the open season.