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Uncataloged Premier O Scale Southern Bay Window Caboose Announced

September 28, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has an announced an exclusive and uncataloged Premier O Scale Southern Bay Window Caboose for exclusive distribution by M.T.H. Authorized Retailers Legacy Station and Train Loft this Fall. The caboose is available in two different car numbers and will be extremely limited in production.

Item No. 20-91734 Southern Bay Window Caboose
Car No. X542
Early Order Price: $79.95

Item No. 20-91735 Southern Bay Window Caboose
Car No. X758
Early Order Price: $79.95

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

Legacy Station
4153 Lawrenceville Highway
Suite 12
Lilburn, GA 30047
(770) 339-7780
www.legacystation.com
sales@legacystation.com

OR

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

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing five Premier O Scale R50B Reefers in select liveries beginning this December. Each of these unique schemes will be available in two car numbers and make great matches for past Premier O Scale passenger sets.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

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


M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing four Premier O Scale Center Cupola Steel Caboose in select liveries beginning early next year. Each of these unique schemes will be available in two car numbers.

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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