Baltimore & Ohio
Boston & Maine
Chesapeake & Ohio
Chicago Outer Belt
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
This 40' Box Car is believed to have been a train set inclusion and may
not have been sold as a separate rolling stock piece. It was never featured in TYCO catalogs.
Louisville and Nashville
Minneapolis & St. Louis
Missouri, Kansas & Texas
New York Central
Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo
This is a 1966 special run car produced by TYCO for a Trains magazine anniversary. The Trains
box car was not cataloged by TYCO.
This TYCO Box Car was cataloged for two years only, 1964-65
and 1965-66. It is listed as being sold only in R-T-R (ready to run) form and was not among kit offerings.
The 1960 through 1965-66 TYCO catalogs list the retail price
of $2.49 for this freight car.
A kit, #K311A thru #K311T, for this box car model is first listed in the
1963-64 catalog with a $1.69 retail price. The 1964-65 catalog offers kits, #K311G thru #K311W, for $1.69 each. The 1965-66
catalog has kits, #K311G thru #K311W, priced at $1.89 each.
The plastic 40-foot box car was introduced under Mantua's name in the fall of 1954. Original
road names for the plastic box car included: General American, Great Northern, Gulf Mobile & Ohio, Maine Central,
Missouri-Kansas-Texas, and Western Maryland.
Click on either of the following images for a larger look at the instruction
sheets included in the kit version of TYCO's 40' Box Car...