|Dimensions||9.2 × 5.2 × 3 in|
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Alton & Southern (ALS) “Red Repaint 1981+” is a great example of an accidental second-hand caboose acquisition. (Literally!) The Alton & Southern Railway is a small switching railroad in the St. Louis area. The ALS wrecked a former NYC St. Louis Car-built N7A caboose, acquired it from PC, fixed it, and eventually gave it a wonderful coat of red paint. The caboose went on to be used in East St. Louis, IL area terminal operations and ALS transfers. The model features interior lighting only, as the ALS removed the PC-era end red markers as part of the rebuilding. Roller bearing caboose trucks are present, matching the prototype. This caboose is all about the little paint and stencil details — white reflective step stripes, SAFETY FIRST stencils in the step wells, and the subtle patch-out where ALS has renumbered the caboose from the earlier 5-digit series to the later 2-digit numbers. We are pleased to offer this caboose in one stunning prototypical number.