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Wood Cupola Caboose

Narrow Gauge Wood Cupola Caboose in 2.5" or 3.75" Scale

 Wood Caboose

These units were a common sight on the D&RGW, RGS and most other narrow gauge railroads. This model is available with either rear or center cupola. (Riding option not offered on the center cupola version).

The cabooses of D&RGW and WP were very similar, but not identical. Haskell & Barker built cars for both roads in 1909 (D&RG 0950-0959) and 1910 (WP 20007-20056, renumbered to 731-779). I know that the WP cars had steel center sills and truss rods, but I haven't seen a photo of one of the Grande's cars or a diagram sheet for this series, so I can't say for sure that they were identical. The Rio Grande design was then modified and all of their subsequent cars had a substantial steel underframe, both those ordered from H&B and those built in their own shops. The WP built several groups of steel underframe cars following the original design, but they also had truss rods, thus a major difference that is readily visible.

Wood Caboose Features
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  • All steel construction
  • Detailed vestibules & steps
  • Custom bent handrails
  • Brake wheels
  • Detailed window frames
  • Safety chain eyes
  • Train Mountain Knuckle Couplers
  • Options:
    • Premium Decal Package
    • Seating styles
    • Available in a variety of colors
    • Air Brakes
    • Rear or Center Cupola Design
Wood Caboose vs Man Size Comparison
Wood Caboose Specifications
Specifications Dimensions
Length 64"
Width 20"
Height 36"
Weight 130 lbs.
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