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BS-Short Body Transfer Caboose Description : N Scale : 

This month (December 2011) Bluford Shops is proud to announce the first road names on their brand new caboose tooling in N scale. This group represents just two of the five all new caboose body styles. The other three will be covered in the next few months. All Bluford Shops cabooses come ready-to-run with magnetically operating knuckle style couplers, metal detail parts and, roller bearing caboose style leaf spring trucks except where noted. Axle generators and screen window frames will be included in the package.

The second release of these cabooses consists of Transfer Cabooses. Transfer cabooses were used for cross-town hops between yards. All Bluford Shops cabooses come ready-to-run with magnetically operating knuckle style couplers, metal detail parts and appropriate trucks for the road name.First draft artwork shown, subject to improvement by Bluford's crack development team!

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BS-Transfer Caboose Feb 2017 Release : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
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BS-21190 CSX Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-21190 CSX Transfer Caboose
CSX - Road #: 16607 - Short Body Bay Window Caboose

CSX caboose #16607 appears to have been painted just after the CSX holding company became CSX Transportation. The early version of the logo with the word “Transportation” was included on the bay window. Shortly after it was painted, someone added “The Love Shack” logo to the ends of the car. The position of this lettering differs on each end and this detail has been duplicated on our models. This caboose complete with Love Shack lettering remains in service as of this writing.  CSX Caboose #16630 does not have the “Transportation” version of the logo but does include the early CSX logo version (note the X in CSX is narrower on these two road numbers when compared to our first CSX run. All logo versions are accurate for their respective numbers).
Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
ETA: Late 2017
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BS-21191 CSX Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-21191 CSX Transfer Caboose
CSX - Road #: 16630 - Short Body Bay Window Caboose

CSX caboose #16607 appears to have been painted just after the CSX holding company became CSX Transportation. The early version of the logo with the word “Transportation” was included on the bay window. Shortly after it was painted, someone added “The Love Shack” logo to the ends of the car. The position of this lettering differs on each end and this detail has been duplicated on our models. This caboose complete with Love Shack lettering remains in service as of this writing.  CSX Caboose #16630 does not have the “Transportation” version of the logo but does include the early CSX logo version (note the X in CSX is narrower on these two road numbers when compared to our first CSX run. All logo versions are accurate for their respective numbers).
Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
ETA: Late 2017
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BS-21200 TP&W Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-21200 TP&W Transfer Caboose
Toledo Peoria & Western - Road #: 525 - Short Body Bay Window Caboose

Toledo Peoria & Western cabooses #525 and 526 were delivered in the line’s fanciful 2-tone green paint scheme. Many shippers liked to use the TP&W as a bridge between the Santa Fe in the west and the Pennsylvania Railroad in the east, avoiding congestion in Chicago. In 1960, the M&St.L attempted to gain control of the TP&W. Santa Fe stepped in, easily outbidding M&St.L for shares of the company. Santa Fe then sold half of their stake to PRR, solidifying the TP&W’s status as a bridge road for many years.
Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
ETA: Late 2017
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BS-21201 TP&W Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-21201 TP&W Transfer Caboose
Toledo Peoria & Western - Road #: 526 - Short Body Bay Window Caboose

Toledo Peoria & Western cabooses #525 and 526 were delivered in the line’s fanciful 2-tone green paint scheme. Many shippers liked to use the TP&W as a bridge between the Santa Fe in the west and the Pennsylvania Railroad in the east, avoiding congestion in Chicago. In 1960, the M&St.L attempted to gain control of the TP&W. Santa Fe stepped in, easily outbidding M&St.L for shares of the company. Santa Fe then sold half of their stake to PRR, solidifying the TP&W’s status as a bridge road for many years.
Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
ETA: Late 2017
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BS-21210 Union RR Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-21210 Union RR Transfer Caboose
Union Railroad - Road #: C1017 - Short Body Bay Window Caboose

The Union Railroad serves the steel mills of the Monongahela River Valley south of Pittsburgh. The Union is just 31 miles long but very busy. In 1951, they hauled 74 million net tons making URR the busiest freight railroad per mile of track in the world. Today, Union serves USS Edgar Thomson Works which includes blast furnaces, basic oxygen process producing molten steel and a continuous caster; USS Irvin Works which includes rolling mills and finishing lines and USS Clairton Works which converts coal into coke.
Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
ETA: Late 2017
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BS-21211 Union RR Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-21211 Union RR Transfer Caboose
Union Railroad - Road #: C1014 - Short Body Bay Window Caboose

The Union Railroad serves the steel mills of the Monongahela River Valley south of Pittsburgh. The Union is just 31 miles long but very busy. In 1951, they hauled 74 million net tons making URR the busiest freight railroad per mile of track in the world. Today, Union serves USS Edgar Thomson Works which includes blast furnaces, basic oxygen process producing molten steel and a continuous caster; USS Irvin Works which includes rolling mills and finishing lines and USS Clairton Works which converts coal into coke.
Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
ETA: Late 2017
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BS-24280 SP Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-24280 SP Transfer Caboose
Southern Pacific - Road #: 907 - Short Roof Transfer Caboose
Southern Pacific’s fleet of transfer cabooses was spartan even by transfer caboose standards. They even dispensed with side windows decades before it became fashionable in the shoving-platform era. Car #907 had “Safety Is More Than Knowing, It’s Doing” along with a curious representation of a flag. The flag also appears on the ends. Car #919 dispensed with the flags on the sides (although they are on the ends) going with just a “Safety Is Everybody’s Business” slogan instead.
Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
ETA: Late 2017
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BS-24330 NYC Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-24330 NYC Transfer Caboose
New York Central - Road #: 18149 - Short Roof Transfer Caboose
This run of New York Central transfer cabooses features cars that were built after the 1966 ban on running boards on new cars. At the time, NYC was building the largest fleet of transfer cabooses in the country at their Despatch Shops in Rochester, New York and construction would continue through the Penn Central merger..
Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
ETA: Late 2017
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BS-24340 Central Indiana Railway Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-24340 Central Indiana Railway Transfer Caboose
Central Indiana Railway - Road #: 67 - Short Roof Transfer Caboose
In addition to building transfer cabooses for themselves, NYC also built them for their many subsidiaries and affiliates. One of these was the Central Indiana Railway. CIRY was jointly owned by New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad and hosted traffic from both to bypass congestion in Indianapolis. Central Indiana Railway and their caboose were included in the 1976 Conrail consolidation..
Announced February 9th 2017
Best Price Deadline is March 15th 2017
ETA: Late 2017
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BS-24350 Southern Railway Transfer Caboose : N Scale : Coming Late 2017

BS-24350 Southern Railway Transfer Caboose
Southern Railway - Road #: XC 1 - Short Roof Transfer Caboose

On this run of Southern Railway transfer cabooses, we present two road numbers of cars that have had their running boards removed. Southern began building their own transfer cabooses of this style in 1955 using 30 year old flat car frames as a base. In 1960, they began receiving this paint scheme and at least 6 years later they began losing their running boards.

Announced February 9th 2017
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ETA: Late 2017
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