Mantua’s Midwest Freight Hauler

Mantua introduced six train sets in 1994 catalog. The boxed set releases provided a motive power selection and rolling stock only. No track and no power pack came with this series of offerings.

Mantua’s “Big Six” 0-6-0 steam locomotive with tender powered the 1994 Midwest Freight Hauler (No. 944-304) set. The steam locomotive model and caboose were decorated for Great Northern. The set included a yellow Peabody two-bay hopper with coal load, red wood-side refrigerator lettered for Baby Ruth, green Pittsburgh & Lake Erie gondola with coal load, 40-foot steel Santa Fe refrigerator car (Reefer Orange with brown ends and roof), and yellow RailBox 40-foot boxcar. Dealer cost was $94.66 for this release.

Below you’ll see the six train sets presented in the 1994 Mantua product catalog…