|Description||120 - 131 Transition Prototype|
While this caboose uses the prewar body of the 120, it appears to
be a lettering prototype of the 131 postwar Gilbert caboose, which was
introduced in 1947 after Gilbert HO production resumed. It was obtained from a former Gilbert
employee who was employed as a repair technician in the New Haven plant.
It bears numerous similarities to the 131, the caboose that was offered in
the immediate postwar period from 1946 to 1950.
Photos by Dom San Giovanni
120 Production Model - Photo by Gary Klein
131 - Production Model - Photo by Daryl Olszeski