Extended Vision Caboose NS - Norfolk Southern #555006 (Scale=N)
Based on prototypes that were built during the 1960s, these cabooses were popular on railroads from coast-coast.
With the advancement of the End-of-Train device, cabooses slowly began to fall out of favor. However, in the early 2000’s, “shoving platforms” began to appear as a place to safely house a crew when a reverse move was required. Instead of riding on the side of a freight car, the crew member now has a safe place to stand, while guiding the rear of a reverse move. Atlas’ shoving platform cabooses will feature blanked out windows (Where appropriate).
Separate brake cylinder
Open smoke stack
Triple valve and air reservoir
Roller-bearing caboose trucks
Roofwalk where appropriate
Accurate painting and lettering
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AccuMate® couplers are made under license from AccuRail, Inc.