Mantua’s Reading Way Freight

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.

One of three train sets that included a steam locomotive, Mantua’s Reading Way Freight (No. 943-393) came with an 0-6-0 tank switcher, Louisville & Nashville 40-foot flatcar with pipe load, RailGon 40-foot gondola, and green-and-yellow Reading caboose. The set had a $69.50 dealer cost. The steam locomotive model represents Mantua tooling, the rolling stock came to the hobby manufacturer’s line from Lindberg.

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