This is the description for TYCO Trains.
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.
A popular and well-remembered entry in TYCO offerings is the Chattanooga Choo-Choo product line. It is first found in the company’s 1975-76 catalog. TYCO designated Chattanooga-dressed pieces with a -15 suffix on the stock number and both the steam engine and caboose are listed as separately available items, in addition to the train set beginning in 1975.
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.