Atlas Master Line HO 20005023 Extended Vision Caboose, Burlington Northern (Bicentennial) #12618
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Atlas Master Line HO 20005023 Extended Vision Caboose, Burlington Northern (Bicentennial) #12618

Regular price $46.95 Sale price $30.99
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Description

Based on prototypes that were built during the 1960s, these cabooses were popular on railroads from coast-coast.

With the advancement of the End-of-Train device, cabooses slowly began to fall out of favor. However, in the early 2000s, "shoving platforms" began to appear as a place to safely house a crew when a reverse move was required. Instead of riding on the side of a freight car, the crew member now has a safe place to stand, while guiding the rear of a reverse move. Atlas' shoving platform cabooses will feature blanked out windows (where appropriate).

Features:
Thin endrails
Window glazing
Separate brake cylinder
Open smoke stack
Triple valve and air reservoir
Roller-bearing caboose trucks
Roofwalk where appropriate
Accurate painting and lettering