Who said red cabooses are extinct?
There is a local based out of Kenwood Yard that works north to switch the few industries that are left between Albany and Mechanicville. I have occasionally seen them using a caboose as a shoving platform and it was nice to see a caboose on trains even if the windows are boarded up and they look worn out. However, I caught what appeared to be a freshly painted Canadian Pacific caboose on September 13, 2014 on one of the new re-laid tracks in Colonie Yard.
Here are additional pictures from RRPictureArchives.com showing it before and after her transformation.