The scope of this website includes Bachmann's HO-scale
rolling stock from the introduction of the 1/87th line in 1970 thru 1995. The rolling stock presented in the 1995 catalog
was the final year, prior to the upgrade to Silver Series.
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.