|9.2 × 5.2 × 3 in
Burlington Northern (BN) “WFE Rebuild 2017+ Era” w/FRA Red Lights illustrates another example of the WFE rebuild program, with additional updates to bring it up to “today.” This caboose is another veteran of the 1972-built group of ICC cabooses that went through the 1990 BN Western Fruit Express rebuild program. This caboose has received yellow conspicuity stripes and continues to serve BNSF. Cabooses are still used in the modern era in local service for crews where back-up moves require safety and protection. This model features all of the 1972 BN ICC details, including accurate roof and underframe details placement. This modernized caboose has lost its running board, but the tell-tale roof brackets remain. Notice the fine holes in the top of each roof bracket where the bolts used to be! The side windows have also been plated over. For lighting, this replica features red FRA lights on each end, along with interior lights that can be seen from the remaining cupola and end windows. It is always exciting to execute modern-era caboose survivors.