|Dimensions||9.2 × 5.2 × 3 in|
#199387, #199407, #199414, #199439
Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) “Orange I-Ball Repaint 1974+” represents a common repaint scheme applied by the now Illinois Central Gulf’s Centralia Shops. The GM&O and IC merged in August of 1972, and cabooses were painted with a new version of the logo: The IC’s “split rail” was filled in to form the ICG’s “solid I.” The ICG didn’t bother to mask off the aluminum window frames, so they are now orange with the rest of the carbody. These accurate repaint car numbers are carefully selected from the 1972-built group of cabooses. That means they feature a Pullman “bow-tie” panel roof. But there is more to it that that – along with PS panels, the roof features a completely different construction layout, and Apex walkway than the earlier Stanray-equipped series. The underframe details also match the 1972 Centralia lot, including accurate brake components layout and the classic IC-style battery box. This group of cabooses was built with Microphor chemical toilets, so there is no visible dump pipe on the underframe. Take a minute to enjoy the finer details of this model, including Timken style roller bearings and flexible rubber air hoses. The fully-painted interior is illuminated with LED “warm” lights to replicate incandescent bulbs, and the ends feature accurate, lighted IC(G) box-style red-green markers for the era.