Manufacturing Scale Model Trains Since 1962 !


Con-Cor's "HO" Old Time Freight Cars

Now Available "Ready to Run" in early 2015 !
We are now accepting Pre-Order Reservations for the this First Run. Save 20% by Pre-Ordering Today !

See details on our Pre-Order program at the bottom of this page.



Two Body Styles:
Boxcars            and            Cattle Cars

Choice of 12 Roads/ Paint Schemes
Mutliple Car numbers per roadname will be available

Time era for these cars would be anywhere from 1880's to 1970's !
No this is not a mis-print, see details on the history of these and similar cars in the History of the Protoype section below.



History of our models:
     These cars were produced by Con-Cor Trains as kits in the 1970's and 1980's. We are now bringing them back to the market as fully assembled Ready-To-Run models. They will fit in nicely with the Con-Cor Old Time passenger cars also returning to market after an absense of several years. (Note we are also making these cars available in Undecorated format in "kit form" for those of you wishing to do your own painting and lettering or "kit bashing".)

     While Con-Cor does not make any "Old Timer" Locomotives to go with these, several other companies such as Bachmann do have some old time steam engines that would be appropriate to run with these models.


History of the Prototype:
     The original tooling for these cars was produced by the Lilliput company of Vienna Austria in the 1960's. Con-Cor acquired the tooling in the 1970's. In doing research to find out how and why the orginal sets of dies were made we have come across some very interesting information which shows that these cars could be used on model railroad layouts based in the 1940's or 1950's, even though at a glance you would think these cars would be more at home in the 1880's / 1890's time period.

     We believe the original tooling was made using plans of an Atlantic Coast Line Ventilated Boxcar with a steel underframe built as a lot of 2000 similar cars in 1922/23. It is interesting to note the last of this series of cars was removed the tthe ACL's "Offical Roster" in 1977!

     These cars have often been referred to as "Watermelon" or "Produce" cars as they were used to carry melons and other produce to market from the deep South to the North and mid-west during harvest season. However, most of them carried two sets of doors, the 2nd set of doors were normal boxcar style doors so that the cars could be used in the "off season" to carry normal freight.

     We also assumed when we started to do our research, that the cars were limited to the Southern roads such as ACL, SCL, Southern Ry etc.
BUT NOT SO.
     In looking through old Car Builder Cyclopedia's we find similar cars built for the Illinois Central and the Maine Central and Boston and Maine for potato service, and cars that carried the Pennsy, and Chesapeake & Ohio markings as well.

     The ACL and Pennsy jointly operated a company called "Atlantic Coast Dispatch" that ran "unit trains" of produce from the South to the North. It appears these trains ran well into the 1950's and some of the cars were pressed into service into the early 1960's. Obviously they would also be found in Maintenance of Way trains, and branch lines well into the 1970's.





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Features:

  • CARS COME WITH FREE ROLLING METAL WHEELSETS !!
  • --compare our prices to others that give you plastic wheelsets ! Metal wheelsets alone are worth an extra $6.00 a car !
  • Factory Mounted McHenry operating knuckle couplers.
  • Fully assembled and Ready to Run.
  • 2 road numbers in each new paint scheme.
  • Multi-color printing. (Where appropriate)

  •       For the early 2015 Run all paint schemes will be available in 2 different car numbers which will be identified on the package with (01), (02), after the stock number. If you order more than one car per scheme, we'll do our best to get you an assortment of different car numbers depending on remaining inventory.

    Photo of old kit body
    production sample
    Shown
    Description
    All Models Ready To Run
    Come with operating McHenry Couplers
    Stock Number
    Retail Price
    Denver & Rio Grande Western

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052001
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Pennsylvania

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052002
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Atlantic Coast Line

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052003
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Chicago & Illinois Midland

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052004
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Union Pacific

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052005
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Maintenance of Way
    Gray Car
    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052006
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Norfolk & Western

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052007
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Santa Fe

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052008
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Seaboard Coast Line

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052009
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Southern Pacific

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052010
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Florida East Coast

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052011
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Durango & Silverton
    Tuscan Car, Solid Doors Only
    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052021
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Durango & Silverton
    Aspen Orange-Solid doors only
    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052022
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Undecorated KIT
    For your own decoration
    or kit bashing
    0001-052000
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98

          For the early 2015 Run all paint schemes will be available in 2 different car numbers which will be identified on the package with (01), (02), after the stock number. If you order more than one car per scheme, we'll do our best to get you an assortment of different car numbers depending on remaining inventory.

    Photos coming when we have some samples
    of production bodies
    Description
    All Models Ready To Run
    Come with operating McHenry Couplers
    Stock Number
    Retail Price
    Denver & Rio Grande Western

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052031
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Pennsylvania

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052032
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Atlantic Coast Line

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052033
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Chicago & Illinois Midland

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052034
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Union Pacific

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052035
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Maintenance of Way
    Gray Car
    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052036
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Norfolk & Western

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052037
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Santa Fe

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052038
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Seaboard Coast Line

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052039
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Southern Pacific

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052040
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Florida East Coast

    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052041
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Durango & Silverton
    Tuscan Car, Solid Doors Only
    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052042
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Durango & Silverton
    Aspen Orange-Solid doors only
    Available Car #s (01) (02)
    0001-052045
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
    Undecorated KIT
    For your own decoration
    or kit bashing
    0001-052030
    Quantity: Check out now
    $27.98
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    (We reserve the right to correct errors and change prices without prior notice.)
    All Limited Run items subject to prior sale.
         Pre-Orders must be placed prior to "Pre-Order Closing Date" for that specific item to guarantee delivery of that item to you. But we encourage you to still place a Pre-Orders for the item you wish even after the closing date as we often have a few pieces left after all confirmed Pre-Orders are shipped, and then we go to the list of Pre-Orders received after the closing date, and fill orders based on the Date the order as received. (That means we fill the off the standby list starting with the oldest date first.)
         Pre-Order discount will be taken off Invoice total at time of shipping your order.