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Athearn Union Pacific Modern Caboose # WP437

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Athearn Union Pacific Modern Caboose # WP437
Posted by Sunshine Express on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:22 AM

I have this Athearn Union Pacific Modern Caboose # WP 437 Steel Bay Window type,and am wanting to know if this type was in service in the 1950's. I read where it was called "the Cadillac of Cabooses.It has Safety Messages on both sides. In addition  I have a Bachmann Bobber Caboose,and a Roundhouse Steel Roof Cupola type. My layout is steam diesel era 1950's,and I wish to know if this Modern Type would be out of place  here. Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by mlehman on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 1:44 AM

If this is the one that is painted in UP colors, yes, it is. The UP didn't acquire the WP until the 1980s IIRC, so no WP caboose would be in UP colors until that happened.

However, WP 437 was built in 1955, so in its WP paint, it may work for you.

Mike Lehman

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 5:02 AM

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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Posted by Sunshine Express on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 5:29 PM

Thank you for that  WP note ,history is a large part of our hobby,and more fascinating for a person in another country.

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Posted by Sunshine Express on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 5:48 PM

Thanks for your input,I appreciate the help. My 10x5 Layout is a small reflection of a 1950's  US  Small Town,not to be perfect,but just to keep everything in harmony. Owen Sunshine Express

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Posted by "JaBear" on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 7:23 PM

Sunshine Express
My 10x5 Layout is a small reflection of a 1950's  US  Small Town,not to be perfect,but just to keep everything in harmony.

An excellent philosophy.
Cheers, the Bear.Smile
 

"One difference between pessimists and optimists is that while pessimists are more often right, optimists have far more fun."

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