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Wisconsin Central Remote Control Caboose.

August 2, 2011

WC #13 Caboose

While railfanning in Escanaba, MI this summer, I visited the Ore Docks. With permission, we took a few photos around the yard and saw this unique looking caboose. Obviously ex-WC heritage, this caboose had been modernized for pushing long cuts of taconite ore cars to the docks for loading and unloading. It’s fully equipped with locomotive twin-sealed beam headlights on either end, two single note horns, a bell and other details that would make this one great project for a modeler. I wonder who, if anybody makes this design of caboose in scale? Who built the original caboose? The closest model I can find would be Rapido’s new Angus car shops model, but that’s a Canadian prototype.

Wisconsin Central Remote Controlled Caboose #13

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2011 2:33 pm

    Looks like an ex Algoma Central caboose that WC acquired.

  2. Harry permalink
    September 5, 2011 6:34 am

    Ex-CN, or Ex-Algoma as the other person says.. It’s a Pt. St. Charles shops design from the Canadian National.

    Rapido will be producing the basic CN Pt. St. Charles design caboose next year. I think you can find more info about that here:
    http://www.modeltrains.com/WEB%20-%20CMT/Rapido/Pointe%20St%20Charles/rt-pointe-st-charles.htm

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