The Red Caboose was originally donated to the Sikeston Depot Museum in 2001 by the Don Lowe Family. It quickly became a downtown city landmark. “Go down Malone to the big red caboose and make a right”… “Go to the Caboose and make a left” … “Go west to the caboose and you’re there.” That’s how most people get directions to downtown Sikeston, Three Rivers College, or the Depot Museum. But that icon was in trouble. Fifty years in the sun, rain, and snow has taken its toll.