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Uncataloged Premier O Scale Erie Lackawanna Bay Window Caboose Announced

November 29, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive Premier O Scale Erie Lackawanna Bay Window Caboose for M.T.H. Authorized Retailers Mr. Muffin's Trains and Public Delivery Track. The caboose will be available in two very limited car numbers on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in January 2023.

Item No. 20-91754 Erie Lackawanna Bay Window Caboose
Car No. C308
Pre-Order Price: $84.95 (plus freight)
Click HERE to order from Mr. Muffins
and HERE to order from Public Delivery Track.

Item No. 20-91755 Erie Lackawanna Bay Window Caboose
Car No. C306
Pre-Order Price: $84.95 (plus freight)
Click HERE to order from Mr. Muffins
and HERE to order from Public Delivery Track.

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.

ORDER DIRECTLY FROM:

Mr. Muffin's Trains
165 E. Main St.
Atlanta, IN 46031
765-292-2022
Email: mrmuffin@mrmuffinstrains.com
www.mrmuffinstrains.com
- OR -
Public Delivery Track
(805)226-0320
www.publicdeliverytrack.com
pdt212@gmail.com

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing a series of 2023 Premier O Scale GP-7 and GP-9 Diesel Locomotives Announced in five exciting liveries beginning late next Spring. Each of these unique schemes will be available in two cab numbers and will be in very limited production quantities. The locomotives are expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in April 2023.

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 a series of 2023 RailKing O Scale NW-2 Diesel Locomotives in four exciting liveries beginning late next Spring. Each of these unique schemes will be produced in very limited production quantities. The locomotives are expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in May 2023.

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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