- Product: BN International Wide-vision Caboose
- Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
- Truck: Tangent 70-Ton Barber or Gould Caboose Roller Bearing with separate brake beam part as appropriate for each paint scheme
- Wheels: CNC-Machined 33″ Wheels
- DC/DCC Lighting Features: Interior Lighting as well as Lighted FRA Red Lights
Burlington Northern (BN) “WFE Rebuild 1990” w/FRA Red Lights illustrates a 1990s rebuilt look for a group of BN cabooses. From 1990-1992, Western Fruit Express (a subsidiary of BN) refurbished a total of 133 examples of the BN caboose fleet at a shop in Spokane, WA. This rebuild program was used to extend the service lives of the cabooses and subjects were pulled from various BN classes. For this Tangent offering, we chose 4 refurbished examples from the BN ICC 1972 build group. These cabooses lost their running boards and received plated window openings, if not already modified. The Tangent WFE rebuilds feature the altered end railings area around the FRA light, matching the prototypes. Underneath, eagle-eyed BN fans will notice the belt-drive axle generator detail on the one side of the truck sideframe. These cabooses received a new coat of BN green paint, along with updated 1990s-era BN graphics. All BN cabooses are not alike, and these WFE rebuilds feature a slightly different logo and data details from BN’s 1970s and 1980s paint jobs. Check out that tiny WFE “Pride In Excellence” Spokane, WA shop decal under the COTS panel! For lighting, these models feature red FRA lights on each end, along with interior lights that can be seen from the remaining cupola and end windows.