Athearn ATHG78528 ICC Caboose Equipped with DCC & Lights, B&O #C-3799, HO

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The ultimate detail with the best Genesis features.

International Car Co. began specializing in caboose production as early as 1941.
When the railroads entered the 1960s, many needed to replace their aging, in
some cases home shop built, cabooses. International Car responded with a product
that could be tailored to each railroads specific needs. Using quality
components and modern engineering, ICC became a leading name within the

Sharing ICC's commitment to quality and modern techniques, Athearn has not only
recreated these iconic cars, but reinvented the quintessential features a
Genesis caboose should have.

DCC lighting as a base standard with the option for sound will add a whole new
dimension to operating sessions. Protect reverse moves and simulate train
brakes, begins to scratch the surface to the new dimension of realism.

  • Better than brass detail
  • Brand new tooling with many roads first time offered in plastic
  • DCC LED lighting with the option of Sound by Soundtraxx
  • Railroad specific detail and road number specific detail


  • Brand NEW ICC ATSF CE-8 or CE-11 Style body
  • Illuminated marker lights
  • 999801 features white cupola, denoting transfer service
  • Window wipers on the cupola
  • Cushion underframe
  • Roller bearing caboose trucks with accurate axle generator
  • Firecracker antenna
  • Overhanging, X-Panel roof


  • Brand NEW ICC B&O Style body
  • Caboose trucks with roller bearing caps
  • Overhanging, diagonal-panel roof with or without blank panel for smoke
    jack per prototype
  • Etched window screens
  • Toilet Drain
  • Ash pans
  • Reflectors on end cages
  • Early style axle-driven generator


  • Brand NEW ICC B&O Style body
  • Caboose trucks with roller bearing caps
  • Illuminated marker lights, where appropriate
  • Overhanging, diagonal-panel roof with or without blank panel at smoke jack
    per prototype
  • Overhanging, x-panel roof for the B&O Chessie caboose
  • Angled window screens
  • Toilet Drain
  • Reflectors on end cages
  • Ash pans
  • Early style axle-driven generator

Chessie C-3930

  • features unique safety logo
  • White tracks on a black background

Chessie C-3774

  • Chartreuse Caboose
  • Unique safety slogan and Chartreuse Green and Silver Paint


  • C-50-5 body. First time in service version with ACI plate/COTS panel
  • First time single roof-mounted marker lights on Southern Pacific models
  • Improved Southern Pacific herald lettering font
  • Single roof-mounted marker light on Cotton Belt models
  • Accurate roof antenna and smoke jack

SP C-50-5 bay window cabooses are survivors. Built in 1974, these cabooses
received a few modifications in the late 1970s while they saw service on the SP.
These cars represent one of the few surviving classes that can be spotted to
this day. SP #1971 currently survives on the modern NWP in Northern California.


  • Better than brass detail including roadname and road number specific
    detail Laser-Sharp Painting and Printing
  • Interior seating for the addition of crew figures.
  • See-through End Platforms and Steps
  • Flush Window Glazing
  • Wire-form Grab Irons
  • Caboose trucks with animated rotating bearing or static friction bearing
  • Axle Generator Details
  • Body-Mounted McHenry® scale knuckle-spring Couplers
  • Machined Metal RP25 Profile Wheel Sets
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Separate wireform grab irons, etched metal coupler platforms
  • Coupler lift bars, trainline hoses, brake hoses, and hardware
  • Full underframe detail: air brake reservoir, control valve, and brake
    cylinder with plumbing and brake rod details
  • Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of
  • Weighted for trouble-free operation
  • Window packaging for easy viewing, plus interior plastic blister safely
    holds the model for convenient storage
  • Multiple road numbers
  • Minimum radius: 18


  • LED lighting for long life and reliable operation
  • On-board DCC Decoder by NCE
    • Operates in DCC and Analog (DC) with lighting Functions Controllable in
  • Various classes will feature single or dual roof markers, or end-mount
    marker lights, per prototype and/or era
  • LED Interior Lights
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode


  • Soundtraxx Tsunami SoundCar decoder w/ included sounds:
    • Air horn or conductors whistle as appropriate
    • Clickety-clack with optional wheel flat spot sounds
    • Brake set/release sounds including retainers and brake squeal
    • Big Hole emergency brake application sound
    • Handbrake tie-down/release
    • Adjustable flange squeal
  • Air, horn, and bell sounds work seamlessly with Soundtraxx locomotive
    sound decoders
  • Supports Advanced Consisting in DCC
  • Full DCC functions available when operated in DCC mode
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode


Perhaps one of the most recognizable icons of American railroading, the caboose
completed the train. Cabooses provided shelter for the rear end crew. From the
cupola or bay windows, the crew could keep a lookout for shifting loads, damaged
equipment, and overheating axles. This was long required for switching and
shunting, and to keep a lookout for load shifting, damage to equipment and
cargo, and overheating axles. As rail cars became larger in the late 1950s and
early 1960s, there was a real need for cabooses to have greater visibility for
the crew. In the extended-vision or wide-vision caboose, the sides of the cupola
project beyond the side of the car body. This model was introduced by the
International Car Company and saw service on most U.S. railroads. The expanded
cupola allowed the crew to see past the top of the taller cars that began to
appear after World War II, and also increased the roominess of the cupola area.


International Car Co.
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Minimum Age Recommendation:
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