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HO ICC CA-11 Caboose with Lights, OWTX #9990

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HO ICC CA-11 Caboose with Lights, OWTX #9990

Item No. ATHG-1451
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Next Shipment July 2025
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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

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