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MTH Premier "O" Scale Bay Window Caboose Special Announcement

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Uncataloged Premier O Scale Santa Fe Bay Window Caboose Announced

August 8, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive and uncataloged Premier O Scale Santa Fe Bay Window Caboose for exclusive distribution by M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Train Loft this December. The caboose is available in two car numbers and will be extremely limited in production.

Item No. 20-91764 Santa Fe Bay Window Caboose
Car No. 999140
Early Order Price: $84.95

Download The Order Form: Click HERE

Item No. 20-91765 Santa Fe Bay Window Caboose
Car No. 999142
Early Order Price: $84.95

Download The Order Form: Click HERE

ABOUT THE BAY WINDOW CABOOSE

As freight cars grew taller, observing a train from the cupola of a caboose became increasingly difficult. In the wooden car era, another problem with cupola cabooses was sagging roofs. In an effort to solve these problems, the Akron, Canton & Youngstown railroad introduced the bay window caboose in 1923. (In fact, however, bay windows had been used on New York & Harlem Railroad passenger cars as far back as the 1850s, to enable conductors to better anticipate station arrivals.)

In 1930 the Baltimore & Ohio became the first railroad to adopt the bay window style as its standard caboose; it never purchased another cupola model. During the same decade, the Milwaukee Road and the Northern Pacific built substantial bay window fleets as well.

But it was immediately after World War II that the bay window design became widespread, as car heights increased significantly and cupolas became less and less useful. As with diesels and other modern freight cars, these postwar bay window cabooses were part of the shift away from customized, railroad-specific locos and cars toward standardized designs produced in large quantities on efficient assembly lines. Key builders of bay window cabooses included International Car Company and American Car & Foundry.

EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE THRU

The Train Loft
4007-B Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104
336-760-9817
www.trainloft.com
JKonc52032@aol.com

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Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


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Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.


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