Products bearing Union Pacific, Southern Pacific and Missouri Pacific marks are made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company.
This first group of HO scale cabooses has shipped to dealers!
Missouri Pacific Short Body Bay Window Caboose. Missouri Pacific developed this caboose design in concert with International Car Company in the Summer of 1977. 351 cars were built through early ‘82 in MoPac’s De Soto and Sedalia Shops. Contrary to popular belief, these were not transfer cabooses but were, in fact, built for regular service. Following the merger with Union Pacific and Western Pacific, these cabooses migrated across the greater UP system. The two road numbers will be sold separately. 31010 Missouri Pacific #13835 single car $49.95; 31011 Missouri Pacific #13927 single car $49.95.
Union Pacific Short Body Bay Window Caboose. Union Pacific borrowed MoPac short bay window cabooses to evaluate the design for their own fleet. However, in 1982 they inherited the original fleet with the merger of Missouri Pacific. At least one of these cars was repainted in UP yellow for regular service. In recent years, car #13737 was parked on a spur to become a yard office. It remains today in the paint scheme shown here. 31020 Union Pacific yellow #13737 single car $49.95.
Louisville & Nashville (Family Lines) Short Body Bay Window Caboose. In 1981, L&N received this group of 50 cabooses from the Fruit Growers Express facility in Alexandria, Virginia. Like the MoPac cars before them, these were intended for regular road service. These were delivered in the then standard “Family Lines” paint scheme with L&N road numbers. This run will be available in two different road numbers. 31030 Louisville & Nashville (Family Lines) #6642 single car $49.95; 31031 Louisville & Nashville (Family Lines) #6611 single car $49.95.
Clinchfield (Family Lines) Short Body Bay Window Caboose. Clinchfield received six of these cars at the time of the L&N order, this time with “CRR” reporting marks. The Family Lines was not a railroad but rather a marketing image shared by Seaboard Coast Line, L&N, Clinchfield, Georgia, and the two West Point Route roads. This run will be available in two different road numbers. 31040 Clinchfield (Family Lines) #1107 single car $49.95; 31041 Clinchfield (Family Lines) #1110 single car $49.95.
Indiana Rail Road Short Body Bay Window Caboose. Indiana Rail Road began in 1986 as a spinoff of Illinois Central Gulf. INRD purchased a single ex-L&N caboose from CSX to add to its fleet of former ICG wide vision cabooses. INRD expanded greatly since their 1986 creation and now sports a Chicago to Louisville mainline plus branches and a snappy fleet of modern red and white diesel power. 31050 Indiana Rail Road (ex-Family Lines) #16648 single car $49.95.
Seaboard System (Family Lines) Short Body Bay Window Caboose. As of January, 1983 all of the Family Lines Railroads were merged together to form Seaboard System. Equipment began to be renumbered with SBD reporting marks including a number of these cabooses inherited from both L&N and Clinchfield. This run will be available in two different road numbers. 31060 Seaboard System (Family Lines) #11111 single car $49.95; 31061 Seaboard System (Family Lines) #16629 single car $49.95.
MP - UP MOW Green Short Body Bay Window Caboose. As the use of cabooses on mainline freights fell from favor, Union Pacific transferred a squadron of these former MoPac cars to their Maintenance - Of -Way fleet. This included renumbering them to the MP 7500 series and in the case of 13 of the cars, a coat of MOW green paint. The steps and trucks remained MoPac red. This run will be available in two different road numbers. 31070 MP - UP MOW Green #7501 single car $49.95; 31071 MP - UP MOW Green #7502 single car $49.95.
Southern Pacific Short Body Bay Window Caboose with Short Roof. Southern Pacific also evaluated the MoPac design, then in 1980 they came up with their own variation with a shorter roof. Just one car was built, becoming Southern Pacific’s famous caboose #1 or “the One-Spot.” It entered system-wide service at a time when SP was experimenting with an orange, red and gray paint scheme. It would wear this scheme for its entire service life. In the years after regular operation with cabooses had ended, the One-Spot found a home at the end of Southern Pacific’s fire suppression train. This car will be equipped with coil spring roller bearing trucks. 32010 Southern Pacific #1 single car $49.95.
Undecorated Short Bay Window Caboose. 31000 single car $49.95.
Undecorated Short Bay Window Caboose with Short Roof. 32000 single car $49.95.
We have all new tooling for two styles of Short Body Bay Window Cabooses and three styles of Transfer Cabooses in HO. These Ready-To-Run cars include wire grab irons and cut levers, Kadee #5 couplers and other super-details. The first 8 road names will be on the Bay Window versions seen below.
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This first group of roadnames is sold out at Bluford Shops. They shipped to retailers in January, 2014.