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N Scale - Kaslo Shops Distributing - NK-01 - PGE Wide Vision Caboose-Round Window - Pacific Great Eastern

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N Scale - Kaslo Shops Distributing - NK-01  - PGE Wide Vision Caboose-Round Window - Pacific Great Eastern Kaslo Shops

Brand Kaslo Shops Distributing
Stock Number NK-01
Original Retail Price C$39.95
Manufacturer Kaslo Shops Distributing
Production Type Regular Production
Image Provider's Website Link
Body Style Kaslo Freight Car Body Kit
Prototype Description PGE Wide Vision Caboose-Round Window
Road or Company Name Pacific Great Eastern (Details)
Paint Color(s) Undecorated
Ready-to-Run No
Kit Complexity Craftsman
Kit Material(s) Cast Resin and Photo Etched Metal
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Caboose
Model Subtype Wide Vision Caboose
Model Variety Round Window

Specific Item Information: PGE Wide Vision Caboose-Round Window PGE built the first steel caboose in their own Squamish shops in 1968. It proved a successful design, so the railway built 14 more between 1969 and 1971. PGE caboose numbers are from 1851 to 1864. In 1973 British Columbia Railway built 10 more. Until 1975 10 more were built at the Squamish shops. Cabooses were used for the conductor and crew on the tail end of every freight train until May 1993. After May 1993 BC Rail used train end devices on their through freight trains south of Prince George. Cabooses were still used north of P.G. until the end. Last caboose trains were the Takla Loggers and the Fort St. John to Fort Nelson turn. Some Cabooses did not survive, being scrapped after accidents or sold to private individuals, however some are still in service today, CN uses one as a crew transporter.

Model Information: Freight Car body kits

Road Name History:
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) was incorporated on February 27, 1912, to build a line from Vancouver north to a connection with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTP) at Prince George.

In 1972, the railway's name was changed to the British Columbia Railway (BCR).

Brand/Importer Information:
Kaslo Shops Distributing was formed in 1998 in an effort to supply the modelling community with top quality parts and kits.

We specialize in:
- Detail Parts
- Locomotive Resin Kits
- Cab Kits

We are always looking for new ideas and new projects - please contact us with any suggestions or requested kits!

Item created by: Powderman on 2017-12-26 18:16:38. Last edited by gdm on 2020-07-05 08:45:26

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