special release ready to run wood side, truss rod cabooses are built by Bluford
Shops from Athearn parts.
Trunk Western used wood sided cabooses from the inception of the line until the
1970s. GTW connected Chicago with Detroit and Port Huron, Michigan plus branches.
Both the GTW and the Central Vermont were parts of the sprawling Canadian National
family which explains the general similarity in paint schemes. But take note,
the maple leaves of each railroad are different
Vermont's wooden caboose fleet remained largely intact until 1972 when they were
suddenly replaced by modern steel wide vision cabooses. CV was a north-south railroad
connecting the coast of Connecticutt at New London with the Canadian border, serving
five states and the province of Quebec in the process.