Bay Window Caboose - Conrail, "N" Scale
Item #: 88381
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Con-Cor's "N" Scale Bay Window Conrail CabooseThe Consolidated Rail Corporation, commonly known as Conrail, was the primary Class I railroad in the Northeast U.S. between 1976 and 1999. Their bay window cabooses, let the crew sit in the middle of the car in a section of wall that projects from the side of the caboose to monitor the train. The windows set into these extended walls resembled common architectural bay windows, hence the name bay window caboose. This type afforded a better view of the side of the train and eliminated the falling hazard of the cupola.
The bay window gained favor with many railroads because it eliminated the need for additional clearances in tunnels and overpasses.