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Athearn Genesis - HO Scale - International Car Company (ICC) Caboose - Equipped with DCC, Sound & Lights - Burlington Northern (BN) #10217 - Green/Yellow/Black with White Lettering & Conspicuity Marks (Era: 1970s - 1980s+) (SKU 141-1102)

Available On: March 1, 2025


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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. 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
  • Lighting functions in DCC with brightness control (no magnetic wands to keep track of or lose)
  • See-through end platforms and steps
  • Etched metal window screens on door and some side windows
  • Flush window glazing
  • Wire-form grab irons
  • Caboose trucks with rotating roller bearing caps
  • Axle generator details
  • Body-mounted McHenry scale knuckle-spring Couplers
  • Multiple road numbers
  • 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
  • Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box
  • Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Window packaging for easy viewing, plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage
  • 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 DCC

  • Various classes will feature single or dual roof markers, or end-mount marker lights, per prototype and/or era (not all cars have marker lights)
  • LED interior and marker lights with brightness control
  • All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode



  • Air horn or trainline air 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


Burlington Northern

BN 10217 was built in April of 1964 as part of CB&Q’s first order of NE-13 class Extended Vision cabooses from International Car Co. It was renumbered to BN 10217 in early December 1970.



  • Repainted, ex-CB&Q NE13 class
  • Firecraker-style antenna
  • Trainline air whistle in DCC Mode



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