Re: Mopac versus Wabash wood caboose

Gary Roe

Whoa Jerry!  Whoa!  I need to disspell that rumor right away.  I am not an "authority" on anything, much less on the Wabash.

However, you are right about them being virtual duplicates.  Series 2600-2624 were built by AC&F, as were the MP 700-909; and what dimensions I have records for, do match.  The remainder of the Wabash cars (2625-2653) were built to the same plan in the Decatur Shops.  There were detail differences.  The most notable being the trucks, which were an unusual arch bar design.  I have yet to find a model truck that matches.

gary roe
quincy, illinois

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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Mopac versus Wabash wood caboose

Almost duplicates.  Since these are laser kits, any details specific to the Wabash could easily be added.  Maybe Wabash authority Gary Roe will chime in.
Jerry Michels

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