Brown Box Era HO-Scale Trains
The Shark Nose presented in a scheme similar to the Wabash
Railroad's early diesel paint was dubbed The Midnight Special for TYCO's 50th Anniversary in 1976. The same set, No.7309
in 1976 featuring 3-cars and caboose, shrinks to a 2-car set in 1977 carrying stock #7304. The unique Midnight Special offerings
included the Shark Nose Diesel and a Streamline
Off-Center Cupola Caboose.
As mentioned, the Midnight Special's decoration appears inspired by the Wabash Railroad's tri-color
scheme. A TYCO Wabash
Caboose has appeared in recent years that is thought to be a prototype for a model that was never catalog or produced
for regular sale.