Got a new project. ..

Ok, screw the budget, let’s make this the $750 layout…I just picked up a Traincat Southern Pacific C -30-6 caboose kit. This kit is a brass kit that is just about perfect.  I already know the correct interior color, I just need to figure out what number to build. The trucks used in to the 1980’s were a friction bearing Bettendorf’s, due to them being regulated to local service only. Does anyone have a good picture of a C-30-6 in Arizona in the 1980’s?wpid-20140114_141427.jpgWell, I have been on the hunt for the caboose number. C-30-5 437 was in Tucson in 1985

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1684699

and C-30-4 413 is in the Arizona Railway Museum

http://www.azrymuseum.org/roster/sp413.jpg

Both were built for the T&NO, 413 was retired in 1982….