Designed for the Missouri Pacific™ in the late 1970s, the Short Body Bay Window Caboose was one of the very last caboose styles to be built for class-one operation. With End-of-Train Devices fast replacing cabooses on the rear of road trains, the Short Body Bay Window Caboose was constructed with a design that could easily be adapted for shoving or “transfer” movements, featuring a longer platform on each end of the body for external riding. The basic design was adopted by several other railroads, including the Louisville & Nashville® (ultimately continuing in service under CSX® ownership) and Southern Pacific™, while many of the original MoPac cars continued in operation long after the Missouri Pacific™ merged into the Union Pacific® system. The Bachmann Short Body Bay Window “Transfer” Caboose arrives with newly tooled components, accurate details, blackened metal wheels, and E-Z Mate® knuckle couplers.
- new and existing tooling
- highly detailed painted bodies with precision graphics
- magnetically operated E-Z Mate® Mark II couplers
- blackened machined metal wheels with RP25 contours
Products bearing American Refrigerator Transit Company, Chicago & North Western, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Rio Grande, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, Missouri Pacific, Pacific Fruit Express, Southern Pacific, Cotton Belt, Texas & Pacific, Union Pacific, and Western Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.