Rolling stock includes freight cars (like boxcars, flatcars, gondolas, hoppers, tank cars, and more), passenger cars (like baggage cars, combines, coaches, diners, pullmans and sleepers, observation cars, and more), as well as miscellaneous work equipment (like cranes and dump cars).
Similar to the all-plastic 40-foot reefer car model, this version pre-dates that effort. Mantua-TYCO’s earlier example from the 1950s included a plastic shell with pressed-metal side panels.
One of the very first plastic freight cars from Mantua-TYCO was this 40-foot gondola model.
The covered hopper was a new addition to TYCO rolling stock in 1973 and included decorations released, as well as some that didn’t see regular production.
Introduced in 1972-73, this was one of three 62-foot long box cars in the TYCO line. Oddly, TYCO only offered this car in two roadnames, both of which were fairly prototypical!
TYCO’s 1976 catalog is the 50th Anniversary edition for the company. The TYCO name does not actually date back to 1926, but refers to the formation of Mantua Metal Products.
TYCO’s late 1970s collection of colorful 50-foot plug door boxcar models featuring DC Comics favorites.
An AHM model that is not thought to exist is this 60-foot Single-Door Boxcar announced in the early 1970s.
AHM’s 50-foot Plug-Door Boxcar models make an interesting mix of different toolings and uncommon promotional offerings.
AHM adds this model in the 1980s and it is only known to exist in two road names.
AHM’s 50-foot Combination-Door Boxcar included a plug-door and sliding-door design.