Hello everyone,

I received my other Engine in today which is a Texas Pacific / MTH 4-8-2. Being that I am new to this hobby I am not sure what would be the correct Caboose to use. Do I use a Union Pacific, a Southern Pacific, etc. or do I buy an unpainted unit and have it painted in the same color scheme as the Coal Car?

Thanks for your help and have a great day,

ThomasTTexas Pacific-101Texas Pacific-103

Have a great day,

ThomasT

 

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This engine is painted (with some license for creativity) in passenger livery and wouldn't have been used (except perhaps VERY late) in freight service.  That said, both Lionel and MTH has produced cabooses in various reds for T&P.  Any will work fine for your purposes.  As a rule, most will be more brightly colored than was really the case, but, since the same is true of the engine, that's OK.

If you are interested, although the T&P did have some very impressive 4-8-2 Mountain-type engines, this particular model represents a New York Central prototype that was painted in T&P Eagle colors for a museum to replace a genuine T&P engine that was disposed of.

But, given the dearth of T&P engines, it is commonly reproduced by electric train manufacturers to enable them to sell T&P for a minimal investment in production costs.  I have a Lionel version, myself.

Frisco, MoPac, and T&P near Rolla, MO

breezinup posted:

Did you Google Texas & Pacific to see what cabooses they used? You'll see the colors. Also check on line to see if any T&P cabooses are available. MTH has made a number of them, or else paint your own and use decals.

Hello Breezinup,

I did not check via Google but will do that, thank you.

Have a great day,

ThomasT

Have a great day,

ThomasT

 

Life is what it is, and if it wasn't it would be something else.....

palallin posted:

This engine is painted (with some license for creativity) in passenger livery and wouldn't have been used (except perhaps VERY late) in freight service.  That said, both Lionel and MTH has produced cabooses in various reds for T&P.  Any will work fine for your purposes.  As a rule, most will be more brightly colored than was really the case, but, since the same is true of the engine, that's OK.

If you are interested, although the T&P did have some very impressive 4-8-2 Mountain-type engines, this particular model represents a New York Central prototype that was painted in T&P Eagle colors for a museum to replace a genuine T&P engine that was disposed of.

But, given the dearth of T&P engines, it is commonly reproduced by electric train manufacturers to enable them to sell T&P for a minimal investment in production costs.  I have a Lionel version, myself.

Hello Palallin,

I like the options so I most likely will have one repainted, thanks for the help.

Have a great day,

ThomasT

Have a great day,

ThomasT

 

Life is what it is, and if it wasn't it would be something else.....

falconservice posted:

A Missouri Pacific caboose would be an appropriate choice

Andrew

Hello falconservice,

Thank you, it looks like a MP would also be a good option. I took @Breezinup suggestion and did a lot of research on Google and learned a lot about the history of the Texas and Pacific RR. The T&P museum is up in Marshall, Texas which is a couple hours drive from me, so I will make a trip up there for a visit. I also found a number of color photos of T&P Cabooses painted in the "barn red" paint color with the T&P logo. Those photos brought back a ton of memories for me when I was a young kid playing down on the rail yard in Beaumont. I remembered that most of the Cabooses were that barn red color so I believe that will be the color that I will use.

Have a great day,

ThomasT

 

Life is what it is, and if it wasn't it would be something else.....

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