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20-91566

MTH 20-91566 - Bay Window Caboose "Chessie"

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  • Road Name: Chessie
  • Product Line: Premier
  • Scale: O Scale
  • Estimated Release: Mar. 2016
  • Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
  • Stamped Metal Floors
  • Detailed Car Interior
  • Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
  • Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
  • Needle-Point Axles
  • (2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
  • Caboose Interiors With Overhead Lighting
  • Detailed Brake Wheel
  • Brakeman Figure
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions
  • Unit Measures:10 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Operates On O-31 Curves

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.)


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