Entenmann’s Electro-Motive Division GP7 diesel locomotive and NE5 caboose. Lionel O gauge models custom-decorated for the Metropolitan Division of the Train Collectors Association (METCA). Locomotive features LionChief+2.0 (dual motors, electro-couplers, smoke, and die-cast metal trucks). Caboose has light-emitting-diode interior lights, die-cast metal trucks, and operating couplers. Limited-run models offered on first come, first served basis. Delivery expected at end of 2021. Locomotive and caboose two-pack, $399. Checks payable to METCA. METCA Entenmann’s, c/o Stuart Rankin, 6 Packard Dr., Middletown, NJ 07748; online orders (credit card or PayPal) at metca.org
Guide to North American Cabooses, a 244-page book from Carl Bryon with Don Heimburger. Explains the history of cabooses, why they were used, and why they eventually disappeared. $24.99. Available to preorder at Kalmbach Hobby Store, kalmbachhobbystore.com, 800-446-6635.