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HO ICC CA-11 Caboose with Lights & Sound, UP #25810

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HO ICC CA-11 Caboose with Lights & Sound, UP #25810

Item No. ATHG-1455
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CA-11 CABOOSE FEATURES:

  • Better than brass detail™ including roadname and road number specific detail and laser-sharp painting and printing
  • Fully detailed interior including conductor’s desk, stove, sink, bath- room, radio stand, and more
  • Lighting functions in DCC with brightness control
  • Lit walkway lights; an Athearn Genesis ICC Caboose first
  • See-through end platforms and steps
  • Etched metal window screens on door and some side windows
  • Flush window glazing
  • Wire-form grab irons
  • Caboose trucks with rotating roller bearing caps
  • Axle generator details
  • Body-mounted McHenry® scale knuckle-spring Couplers
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Separate wireform grab irons, etched metal coupler platforms
  • Coupler lift bars, trainline hoses, brake hoses, and hardware
  • Full underframe detail: air brake reservoir, control valve, and brake cylinder with plumbing and brake rod details
  • Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Weighted for trouble-free operation
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Window packaging for easy viewing, plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 18”

LED LIGHT-EQUIPPED FEATURES:

  • On-board DCC Decoder by NCE – Operates in DCC and Analog (DC) with lighting functions controllable in DCC
  • Various classes will feature single or dual roof markers, or end-mount marker lights, per prototype and/or era (not all cars have marker lights)
  • LED lighting for long life and reliable operation
  • LED interior and marker lights with brightness control
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode

SOUND-EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE:

  • Air horn or trainline air whistle as appropriate
  • Clickety-clack with optional wheel flat spot sounds
  • Brake set/release sounds including retainers and brake squeal
  • ”Big Hole” emergency brake application sound
  • Handbrake tie-down/release
  • Adjustable flange squeal
  • Air horn, and bell sounds work seamlessly with Soundtraxx locomotive sound decoders
  • Supports advanced consisting in DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode

UP SNOWBUS FEATURES:

  • Unique body style with enclosed end porches
  • Features insulated,-non-opening windows
  • MU pedestal and rubber Signal hoses unique to these cars
  • Additional center-mounted porch light
  • #25809 - Original straight steps
  • #25872 - Modified steps

UP MODIFIED FEATURES:

  • Modified ‘boxed’ porch supports
  • Additional door-side grab irons
  • Lowered and extended steps
  • Shielded walkway lights
  • Side-mounted tack boards
  • Two window screen options included

UP MADERA FLYER FEATURES:

  • Lit high-mounted head-lights
  • Roof-mounted Nathan K3 air horn
  • Roof-Mounted brass bell
  • Additional CA-11a prototype features

UP AS DELIVERED FEATURES:

  • L-angle porch supports
  • Straight steps
  • Unshielded walkway lights
  • Two window screens options included

OWTX FEATURES:

  • CA-11 prototype features
  • Center-mounted red marker light

INPR FEATURES:

  • Ex-UP
  • CA-11a modified features

PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:

As more trains exceeded Plate C dimensions with taller and taller cars, the caboose cupola became ineffective for watching over a train. By borrowing another railroads caboose, Union Pacific found that bay-windows provided better train visibility, were safer, and more comfortable to ride in than a cupola. They placed an order for 100 cabooses with International Car Company for a new class of caboose being delivered in 1979. Large protected end porches, 70-ton National Swing Motion trucks, elevated toolboxes, oil-fired heat, and hydraulic coupler cushioning were some of the new features that made these crew favorites.

A single CA-12 prototype was created with comfort and safety improvements. However the order was cancelled as UP inherited recently-built Rock Island cabooses (CA-13). UP modified the CA-11 fleet with many of these features creating a sub-class of the CA-11. Additional unique modifications were made to these iconic cabooses as they were no longer needed for regular train service, several of which Athearn has created detailed version.

Product Specifications

Axles 4
Minimum Radius 18"
Reporting Mark UP
Coupler Style McHenry Scale Knuckle
Era 1971-1990,1991-2009,2010-Present Day
Prototype Manufacturer International Car Co.
Sub Brand GENESIS
Full Road Name Union Pacific
Scale HO
Lighting LED
DCC Equipped