Athearn has announced what we believe is a Southern Pacific C-50-4 bay window caboose. Oddly, they used a generic Wikipedia description for a caboose in their flyer rather than detail what prototype this is based on. Our best educated guess is that it is a Southern Pacific C-50-4 bay window caboose.  Regardless, a nice addition to N scale. 🙂

The C-50-4’s were built by International Car in 1972 for SP as numbers #1875-1929. Athearn is offering the model in a couple different Southern Pacific schemes and a variety of other roads as well (see below). The model features:

• Fine end handrails and ladders
• Clear windows
• Caboose trucks
• Separately applied smoke jack and brake wheel
• Fully-assembled and ready to run
• Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
• Painted and printed for realistic decoration
• Machined metal wheels
• Weighted for trouble free operation
• Machined metal wheels
• McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers

MSRP is $26.98.   ETA – December 2018

You can find more information on Athearn’s website HERE.