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Uncataloged O Scale Premier Westinghouse Bay Window Caboose Announced

September 24, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive, uncataloged Premier O Scale Westinghouse Bay Window Caboose paint scheme for exclusive distribution for M.T.H. Authorized Retailers Stockyard Express and Brady's Trains. The caboose is limited in production and is only available directly from Stockyard Express or Brady's Trains for just $79.95 (Plus Freight). The caboose is expected to arrive in December 2022.

Item No. 20-91772 Westinghouse Bay Window Caboose
Car No. 1866
Early Order Price: $79.95
Click HERE to order from Brady's Trains.
Click HERE to order from Stockyard Express.

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:

Stockyard Express
49293 Plate Road
Oberlin, OH 44074
(440)774-2131
www.stockyardexpressllc.com
Email: stockyardexpress@aol.com

- OR -

Brady's Train Outlet
1046 S. Main St.
Greensburg, PA 15601
724-838-8448
Email: bradystrains@gmail.com.com
www.bradystrains.com

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