Illinois Terminal (ITC) Delivery Red w/ Stripes 1953+ DSI/SLCC Bay Window Caboose


  • Product: Despatch Shops Inc. NYC Lot 782 – N7 Class Steel Bay Window Caboose
  • Scale: HO Scale 1:87.1
  • Truck: Tangent 70-ton Gould plain-bearing trucks with separate brake beam parts
  • Wheels: CNC-machined standard RP25 .110” tread 33” wheels
  • DC/DCC Lighting Features: Interior Lights

Illinois Terminal (ITC) “Delivery Target Red w/Stripes 1953+” replicates an example of the final two cabooses delivered to the ITC by St. Louis Car Company.  These cars feature the same safety-inspired bright “target” red paint, but SLCC also applied white reflective delineators across the bottom of the body and ends. This is a very distinctive look.  The caboose also has other colors present on the exterior, including “canary yellow” handrails and steps, along with a light gray Standard Railway Equipment roof. The prototype Illinois Terminal lettering above the cupola and the ITC with road number was applied onto thin metal placards which were bolted onto the car side and had an off-white appearance, which we have replicated this “off-white” reflective color with our graphics. Similar to our NYC offerings, this model includes large (unlit) oil lanterns on one end of the caboose. The fully-painted and apportioned interior includes the two tone green scheme as found in the original cabooses. Check out those double bunks as you peek through the large windows.  While ITC loved to repaint their cabooses, the prototype number 989 stayed in its original red for an incredible 17 year run until 1970, making it the last survivor of the of the ITC St. Louis Car Co. delivery scheme.

Details Price QTY

SKU: 60128-01
Number: #989

Additional information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 9.2 × 5.2 × 3 in
Modeling Date

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