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6814 Rescue Unit

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Production:  1959 - 1961

History
The 6814 Rescue Unit Work Caboose is frequently referred to as the First-Aid Medical Car. It was manufactured in two different variations -- each being difficult to locate.

The 6814 was originally introduced with several 'extras' such as two stretchers, an oxygen tank, a figure and white control panel. These components are frequently lost and locating this caboose with original and unbroken components is difficult.

Features
The 6814 Rescue Unit Work Caboose was manufactured in two variations:

  • 6814 First-Aid Medical Caboose - This caboose is generally the more sort-after caboose as it includes many additional components. Features of this caboose include: white-painted cab and tray, red lettering and markings, short black-plastic smokestack, gray-painted metal frame with black serif lettering plus AAR trucks and one operating coupler.

    Additional components included with this caboose include: two stretchers, an oxygen tank, a figure and white control panel. As mentioned earlier, these items are usually lost or broken.

     

  • 6814 Rescue Caboose - Although not as sort after as the above caboose, this caboose -- in collectable condition -- is significantly harder to find compared to the First-Aid Medical Caboose. Additionally, this caboose did not include and components which are included in the above caboose. Features of this caboose include: white-painted cab and tray, red lettering and markings, short black smokestack, black metal frame with white san-serif lettering plus AAR trucks and one operating coupler.

    This caboose was only available in an uncatalogued set and not as a separate sale item.

Additional Detail, Photos & Box Information
A very common problem with all 6814 cabooses is with the footsteps. Quite frequently the corner footsteps are either broken off or the paint has flaked off of the frame. Locating a 6814 caboose with intact steps and paint is difficult.

The length of this caboose is approximately 8 1/2" long (coupler to end).

First-Aid Medical Caboose - Shown in the photo above - The most common version, but still difficult to locate. This version includes the additional components.
Rescue Caboose - This caboose is more difficult to locate compared to the First-Aid Medical caboose.

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