Monday, October 13, 2014

From Bluford Shops, the Most Calumet Region-y Caboose Ever

So ugly, it's beautiful: Bluford Shops' new IHB Transfer Caboose. It came in while I was out on the road with work, thanks to Engine House Hobbies in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Definitely needs some appropriate enfilthening.
IHB 9211 squires the new caboose around Dunes Junction. These cabooses were painted New York Central jade green when I first got to know them back in the early 70s. And that was another thing about my home town railroads that was just weird in those kindergarten years--my picture books told me cabooses were supposed to red with cupolas and smiley faces on the ends, not big ol' porches.