Atlas O Premier Northeast Caboose

In 1924, the Reading Company produced an all-steel caboose, deriving its general design from the 1920 USRA wooden models. This iconic design, commonly called the “NorthEastern Caboose” by railfans, found wide acceptance by many railroads across the NorthEast and Mid-Atlantic region, with original owners including the Western Maryland (1936), Lehigh & New England (1937), Lehigh Valley (1939), Pittsburgh & West Virginia (1940), Central Railroad of New Jersey (1942), and Lehigh & Hudson River (1942). These cabooses had long lifetimes, serving through the 1980s across numerous railroads and traveling to many places outside of the NorthEast, and are one of the more common exhibits preserved in many railroad museums and operated by tourist railroads today.


  • Detailed Car Interior with Overhead Lighting
  • Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks with Metal Wheels and Axles
  • Separate Metal Handrails
  • Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
  • 1:48 Scale Dimensions, O-31 Radius
  • O Scale Kadee Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
  • Measures: 9 1/8“ x 2 7/16” x 3 3/4”

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3-Rail Item# Road Name 2-Rail Item#
April 2024
3-RAIL MSRP: $89.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $94.95
New Paint Schemes!
3001688 Boston and Maine (Red/Black) 3002688
3001689 Chicago and North Western (Red/Yellow) 3002689
3001690 New York Central (Brown/Black/White) 3002690
3001691 Southern (S&A) (White/Black) 3002691
3001692 Union Pacific (Red/White) 3002692
3001693 Western Maryland (Red/Black/White) 3002693
Fall 2022
3-RAIL MSRP: $89.95 2-RAIL MSRP: $94.95
New Atlas O Model!
3003059 Central Railroad of New Jersey (Red/White) 3004059
3003060 CNW/UP (Green) 3004060
3003061 Conrail (Blue/White) 3004061
3003062 Lehigh Valley (Green/White) 3004062
3003063 Maine Central (Orange/Green) 3004063
3003064 Norfolk and Western (Blue/Yellow) 3004064
3003065 Reading (Green/Yellow) 3004065
Two road numbers are available per road name.