Bachmann begins its rolling stock line in HO-scale
in the 1970 catalog. That year, Bachmann introduces seven different cars to its line of HO-scale trains. The first
rolling stock group consists of a 41' Steel Box Car, 42' Steel Gondola with Gravel Load, a 42' Open Quad Offest Hopper, 42'
3-Dome Tank Car, 48' 200-Ton Flat 16-Wheels, 36' Steel Off-Center Cupola Caboose, and 56' Center Flow Hopper.
For 1972, Bachmann adds seven more rolling stock selections: 41' Mechanical Steel Reefer,
41' Hi-Cube Box Car Smooth Sides, 51' Mechanical Steel Reefer, 51' Steel Plug-Door Box Car, 51' Flat Car with Loads, 58' All
Doors Box Car, and 57' Cable Dispenser Car.
The 1973 Bachmann still lists the 41' Mechanical Steel Reefer, 51' Steel Plug-Door Box
Car, and 51' Flat Car with Loads all as new items, though they appeared previously in the 1972 catalog. Appearing for
the first time in '73 is the 41' Wood Stock Car.
The 1974 Bachmann catalog introduces the Auto-Train set bringing the 76' Car Transporter and 85' All
Dome Passenger Car. The Depressed Flat with Missile is new and the 41' Old Time Reefer is shown for the first time.
Bachmann's 1995 catalog is the last time rolling stock is presented before the upgrade to the Silver
Series level with metal wheels and knuckle couplers.