Bluford Shops N Scale: International Car Bay Window Caboose Phase 3 - Norfolk & Western
Over the years the design of the bay windows evolved and Bluford Shops is presenting four phases of these designs plus the iconic half-bay window edition. All five will be represented in this announcement. Ladders and running boards will be included on appropriate paint schemes for each version. The ready-to-run models will feature magnetically operating knuckle couplers, Fox Valley Models metal wheels, wire grab irons, window “glass”, and plenty of weight.
Norfolk & Western inherited 100 of these phase 3 bay window cabooses in their 1964 merger with Nickel Plate Road. These remained the only bay window cabooses on the N&W until their 1982 acquisition of the Illinois Terminal. Clearance restrictions in West Virginia and Virginia caused these bay window cars to congregate on the northern two thirds of the N&W system.