Uncataloged Premier O Scale Bay Window Cabooses Announced
October 19, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced three exclusive Premier O Scale Bay Window Cabooses for M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Berwyn's Toys & Trains of Berwyn, Illinois. Each paint scheme is limited in production and is available in two different car numbers. The cars are only available directly from Berwyn's Toys & Trains for just $74.95 (Plus Freight) with an expected delivery date of December 2021.
Item No. 20-91708 Burlington Northern Bay Window Caboose
Item No. 20-91709 Burlington Northern Bay Window Caboose
Item No. 20-91710 Rock Island Bay Window Caboose
Item No. 20-91711 Rock Island Bay Window Caboose
Item No. 20-91712 Chicago North Western Bay Window Caboose
Item No. 20-91713 Chicago North Western Bay Window Caboose
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.
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Berwyn's Toys & Trains
M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing five Premier O Scale GP-35 Diesel Locomotives in select liveries beginning early next year. Each of these unique schemes will be available in two cab numbers. The locomotives should begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in February 2022.
Check out each of these offerings HERE.
These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.
New M.T.H. Parts Site Now Live
MTH Parts & Sales LLC has launched its brand new MTH Parts Website and is again taking parts orders after a lengthy transition as part of the M.T.H. reorganization this past Spring. You can learn more about the all-new site by going HERE.
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