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Uncataloged Rail King O Gauge Santa Fe Extended Vision Caboose Announced

May 24, 2022 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive RailKing O Gauge Santa Fe Extended Vision Caboose in two unique paint schemes for Patrick's Trains in Wheeling, West Virginia. These very limited caboose releases are available in two different car numbers each and are only available for order on a first-come, first-served basis. The anticipated delivery is August 2022.

Item No. 30-77375 Santa Fe (War Bonnet) Extended Vision Caboose
Car No. 0011
Pre-Order Price: $69.95 (plus freight)
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Item No. 30-77376 Santa Fe (War Bonnet) Extended Vision Caboose
Car No. 0012
Pre-Order Price: $69.95 (plus freight)
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Item No. 30-77377 Santa Fe (Black Bonnet) Extended Vision Caboose
Car No. 0013
Pre-Order Price: $69.95 (plus freight)
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Item No. 30-77378 Santa Fe (Black Bonnet) Extended Vision Caboose
Car No. 0013
Pre-Order Price: $69.95 (plus freight)
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ABOUT THE EXTENDED VISION CABOOSE

Before railroads, "caboose" referred to a small cookhouse on the deck of a sailing ship. Nobody knows for sure, but it was likely the 1850s before the first railroad caboose gave a train crew shelter from the weather. The Civil War-era marked the emergence of boxcar like cabin cars or conductor’s cars with side and perhaps end doors, windows, a heating and cooking stove, bunks, and roof lanterns to mark the end of the train.

Management often resisted providing such creature comforts to crews, and it would be well into the 1870s before cabooses were widespread on American trains. And although the cupola, known then as a "lookout" or "observatory," first appeared during the Civil War era, flat-roofed cabooses outnumbered cabin cars with cupolas well into the 1880s. By the early 20th century, however, the cupola caboose had attained its final shape, one it would keep until cabooses became extinct in the 1980s.

But while cupola cabooses remained pretty much the same, the freight cars in front of them were changing, becoming ever longer and taller as well. By the end of World War II, taller cars were making it harder and harder for the crewman riding the cupola to do his job: keep an eye on the train ahead. One solution, of course, was the bay window caboose. Another, more popular innovation was the extended vision, or wide vision caboose, which combined the extra width of a bay window with the height advantage of a cupola. Our model depicts the extended vision caboose introduced by the International Car Company in 1953 and produced for two decades, which was rostered by railroads from coast to coast. Like diesels and other modern freight cars, this widely owned caboose was part of the postwar shift away from customized, railroad-specific locos and cars toward standardized designs produced in large quantities on efficient assembly lines.

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Patrick's Trains
142 29th Street
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
(304) 232-0714
www.patstrains.com
patstrains@aol.com

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