Chessie System (B&O) “Raceland Repaint 1981+” ICC B&O I-18 Steel Bay Window Caboose
- Product: ICC B&O I-18 Steel Bay Window Caboose
- Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
- Truck: Tangent 70-Ton Gould Caboose Roller Bearing
- Wheels: CNC-Machined 33″ Wheels
- DC/DCC Lighting Features: Interior Lights and Pyle marker lamps
Chessie System (B&O) “Raceland Repaint 1981+” illustrates one of the I-18 cabooses that received new paint. While this caboose had been previously updated with Chessie-style fixed “box” markers, replacing the small silver Pyle lanterns, as well as a new FRA-approved Star Model 845-F Incandescent Flashing end light, in 1981, the C&O Raceland, Kentucky, shops repainted caboose C-3005 with a fresh coat of yellow. Check out the details of this 1981 Raceland paint job, including the silver smoke jack, silver area under the roof eaves, and distinctive C&O style “3” in the 3019. Notice the slightly lower Chessie cat, since the ACI label is no longer present, and of course, correct COTS lettering per the prototype. Lighting features include prototypically dim interior lights, lit box markers, and red flashing end lights. The FRA flashing red end light is worth noting — it has the correct flash rate and decay of the real thing. No “generic” LED flash here! This scheme is available in one prototypically accurate number: C-3005.