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).
Brought into Mantua’s line in 1983 was this 41-foot steel boxcar model. The tooling came from the Lindberg product line and dates to 1960.
One of the original Mantua-TYCO freight cars to appear in the second generation Mantua line was this 40-foot ice-hatch wood-side refrigerator car model.
In the 1970s, every line of model trains included a 40-foot boxcar and Cox was no exception. This is the Hong Kong version of the sliding-door boxcar cataloged beginning in 1974.
Produced during the 1970s, Train-Miniature’s series of Tobacco Road boxcar kits features nearly 50 examples to seek out and add to your collection.
A mid-1970s addition to TYCO’s rolling stock collection was the wide-vision caboose model.
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!