Walthers - Platinum Line(TM) SP(TM) C-30-1 Wood Caboose - SP
Item Number: 932-7608
You Pay: $29.28
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Walthers Platinum Line: All the Detail with Less Work
* All Grab Irons Installed * All Detail Parts Added * Metal Wheelsets * McHenry(R) Knuckle Couplers * Superb Paint & Lettering
Faced with an aging fleet and growing wartime traffic, the Southern Pacific began a major caboose building program in 1917. The new design was the first with a Harriman Common Standard class designation, C-30-1, to indicate car type (C for caboose), weight (30 tons) and design series number (1 for first series). Though similar to earlier CA series cars, the new design incorporated several improvements including a riveted steel underframe. This made the cars sturdier and safer, especially on runs where helpers pushed trains upgrade. In the next ten years, SP built over 600 C-30-1s, making them the largest group of cabooses in service on the railroad and its subsidiary lines. They were also long-lived, working all types of freight assignments into the 1960s. Each Platinum Line model features factor-installed wire grab irons and handrails, and comes with a detailed interior, separately applied "wood" roofwalks, window glazing and molded end ladders. Leaf-spring trucks with turned-metal wheels and McHenry(R) near-scale working knuckle couplers complete the realistic detail.
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