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Athearn Genesis G78331 HO Scale ICC Caboose Chessie System B&O C-3945 with Lights and Sound

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Athearn Genesis G78331 HO Scale ICC Caboose Chessie System B&O C-3945 with Lights and Sound

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. 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.


  • Better than brass detail™ including roadname and road number
    specific detail and 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 caps
  • 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 track
  • 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
  • On-board DCC Decoder by NCE
    – Operates in DCC and Analog (DC)
    with lighting functions controllable in DCC
  • 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 trainline air whistle as appropriate
    -Clickety-clack with optional wheel flat spot sounds
    -Brake set/release sounds including retainers and brake
    -”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