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Uncataloged Premier O Scale DSS&A Center Cupola Steel Caboose Announced

October 26, 2021 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced two exclusive, uncataloged Premier O Scale Center Cupola Steel Caboose in Duluth South Shore & Atlantic livery for Patrick's Trains in Wheeling, West Virginia. These very limited caboose releases are available in two unique car numbers but only on a first-come, first-served basis. Anticipated delivery is March 2022


Item No. 20-91728 Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Center Cupola Steel Caboose
Car No. 587
Pre-Order Price: $79.99 (plus freight)
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Item No. 20-91729 Duluth South Shore & Atlantic Center Cupola Steel Caboose
Car No. 589
Pre-Order Price: $79.99 (plus freight)
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Like most pieces of railroad equipment, this caboose was shaped in part by regulatory requirements — in this case, a proposed Pennsylvania law requiring cabooses on through freights to be 8-wheeled and at least 24’ long. Based on a wood-sheathed 1920 USRA design, this steel caboose was a 1924 Reading Company design that became so widespread in the mid-Atlantic region that railfans dubbed it the Northeastern Caboose.

Besides the Reading, original owners included the Western Maryland, Lehigh Valley, Central Railroad of New Jersey, and several other lines. Through mergers and acquisitions, these "crummies" eventually found themselves in new paint schemes ranging from Chessie System yellow to Conrail blue. Later in life, many went to second and third owners as far afield as Maine, Ohio, Iowa, and Louisiana.

Order directly from:

Patrick's Trains
142 29th Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
(304) 232-0714

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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