All About Postage Stamp Trains
Rolling Stock

All freight cars were manufactured by Roco in Austria and branded for Trix in Western Germany. Passenger cars were manufactured by Trix. Packaging varied considerably.

All cars of the same type were assigned a single catalog number, with "road codes" to distinguish them, although labeling was haphazard. Cars in the index with no road codes had none on the package labels, although many codes were derived from catalogs, service manuals or other packages.

Items highlighted in yellow are not in any catalog, but either appear in unopened sets, or have boxes with unambiguous identification. Items in grey rows were announced but, to my knowledge, were never released. Out of necessity, some information is speculative; as always, I welcome feedback.

Rolling Stock Index

Second price is the 1969 MSRP.
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Cat #

MSRP

Road Name

Road #

Car Type

Release

4841/345

2.00/2.50

Monsanto

23008

70t container car

1968

4841/355

2.00/2.50

Du Pont

50020

70t container car

1968

4841/365

2.00/2.50

Hooker Chemical

(none)

70t container car

1968

4841/370

2.00/2.50

Dow Chemical

(none)

70t container car

1968

4842/220

2.00/2.50

Santa Fe

71014

70t gondola w/rem roof

1968

4842/225

2.00/2.50

Penn Central

(none)

70t gondola w/rem roof

1968

4842/270

2.00/2.50

Burlington

197400

70t gondola w/rem roof

1968

4842/340

2.00/2.50

Western Maryland

(none)

70t gondola w/rem roof

1968

4843/211

2.00/2.50

Canadian National

97080

Longitudinal hopper

1968

4843/220

2.00/2.50

Santa Fe

77902

Longitudinal hopper

1968

4843/225

2.50

Penn Central

8517

Longitudinal hopper

1969

4843/310

2.00/2.50

Boston & Maine

9451

Longitudinal hopper

1968

4844/202

2.50

Canadian Pacific*

505006

Piggyback w/2 trailers

1968

4844/210

2.50

Union Pacific*

59163

Piggyback w/2 trailers

1969

4844/211

2.50

Canadian National

665144

Piggyback w/2 trailers

1968

4844/220

2.50

Santa Fe

94138

Piggyback w/2 trailers

1969

4844/225

2.50

Penn Central*

50500

Piggyback w/2 trailers

1968

4844/280

2.50

Southern Pacific*

598301

Piggyback w/2 trailers

1968

4864/211

1.75

Canadian National*

113591

Ore car

1969

4864/300

1.75

Great Northern

95039

Ore car

1969

4864/455

1.75

Chicago & North West.

119909

Ore car

1969

4864/450

1.75

Bessemer & Lake Erie

20090

Ore car

1968

4865

2.00/2.50

Erie

7200

Depr. center car w/load

1968

4865

2.00/2.50

Rock Island

(none)

Depr. center car w/load

1968

4865/202

2.00/2.50

Canadian Pacific

309957

Depr. center car w/load

1968

4865/350

2.00/2.50

Norfolk & Western

70999

Depr. center car w/load

1968

4866

1.75/2.50

United Carbon

46135

50' center flow car

1968

4866/210

1.75/2.50

Union Pacific

21382

50' center flow car

1968

4866/370

1.75/2.50

Dow Chemical*

38370

50' center flow car

1968

4866/405

1.75/2.50

Shell

1245

50' center flow car

1968

4867

1.75/2.50

Armour Ref. Line

1754

50' mechanical reefer

1968

4867

1.75/2.50

Fruit Growers Express

9253

50' mechanical reefer

1968

4867

1.75/2.50

Morrell's Pride

5360

50' mechanical reefer

1968

4867

1.75/2.50

Swift Ref. Line

4226

50' mechanical reefer

1968

4868

1.75/2.50

Frisco

152705

50' double door boxcar

1968

4868

1.75/2.50

St. Clair

1347

50' double door boxcar

1968

4868/225

1.75/2.50

Penn Central

80006

50' double door boxcar

1968

4868/270

1.75/2.50

Burlington

18517

50' double door boxcar

1968

4869

1.75/2.50

Holly Sugar

42784

50' covered hopper car

1968

4869/210

1.75/2.50

Union Pacific

(none)

50' covered hopper car

1968

4869/280

1.75/2.50

Southern Pacific

16060

50' covered hopper car

1968

4869/310

1.75/2.50

Boston & Maine

10056

50' covered hopper car

1968

4870

2.00/2.50

General American*

1360

Jumbo tank car

1968

4870/280

2.00/2.50

Southern Pacific

67270

Jumbo tank car

1968

4870/300

2.00/2.50

Great Northern

100020

Jumbo tank car

1968

4870/410

2.00/2.50

Mobilgas*

1360

Jumbo tank car

1968

4880/220

 

Santa Fe

12079

Boxcar

1967

4880/260

1.75

New Haven

32957

Boxcar

1967

4880/300

1.75

Great Northern

11875

Boxcar

1967

4880/310

1.75

Boston & Maine

70056

Boxcar

1967

4880/440

1.75

National Cylinder Gas

1007

Boxcar

1967

4881

 

United States Army

38065

Flat car

1967

4881/210

1.75

Union Pacific

X155

Flat car

1967

4881/220

1.75

Santa Fe

90806

Flat car

1967

4881/300

1.75

Great Northern

42762

Flat car

1967

4881/340

1.75

Western Maryland

2475

Flat car

1967

4881/350

 

Norfolk & Western

5373

Flat car

1967

4882

 

Erie

14427

Gondola

1967

4882/210

 

Union Pacific

60900

Gondola

1967

4882/230

1.75

Pennsylvania

372401

Gondola

1967

4882/240

1.75

Baltimore & Ohio

257602

Gondola

1967

4882/270

1.75

Burlington

83116

Gondola

1967

4882/280

 

Southern Pacific

328000

Gondola

1967

4882/330

1.75

Southern

2207

Gondola

1967

4883/220

1.75

Santa Fe

80680

Cattle car

1967

4883/290

1.75

Missouri Pacific

54117

Cattle car

1967

4883/320

1.75

Missouri Kansas Texas

47150

Cattle car

1967

4883

1.75

Rio Grande

64127

Cattle car

1967

4884/405

1.75/2.00

Shell

1245

Tank car

1967

4884/415

1.75/2.00

Michigan Alkali

32306

Tank car

1967

4884/410

1.75/2.00

Mobilgas*

1442

Tank car

1967

4884/420

1.75/2.00

Celanese Chemicals

39617

Tank car

1967

4885/270

1.75

Burlington

67170

Refrigerator car

1967

4885/425

1.75

Hormel

3521

Refrigerator car

1967

4885/430

1.75

Carnation

25003

Refrigerator car

1967

4885/435

1.75

Old Heidelberg*

27107

Refrigerator car

1967

4886/280

1.75

Southern Pacific

400055

Hopper car

1967

4886/340

1.75

Western Maryland

(none)

Hopper car

1967

4886/360

1.75

Chicago Outer Belt

70127

Hopper car

1967

4886/445

1.75

Peabody

6671

Hopper car

1967

4887/210

1.75/2.00

Union Pacific

510

8-wheel caboose

1967

4887/211

 

Canadian National

470

8-wheel caboose

1967

4887/212

 

Canadian Pacific

437276

8-wheel caboose

1967

4887/220

1.75/2.00

Santa Fe (red)

1951

8-wheel caboose

1967

4887/220

 

Santa Fe (brown)

7240

8-wheel caboose

1967?

4887/225

 

Penn Central

3267

8-wheel caboose

1968?

4887/230

1.75/2.00

Pennsylvania

15723

8-wheel caboose

1967

4887/240

1.75/2.00

Baltimore & Ohio

4068

8-wheel caboose

1967

4887/260

 

New Haven

711

8-wheel caboose

1967

4888

3.98/4.00

Deutsche Bahn

980985

6-axle transformer car

1967

4889

4.98/5.00

Deutsche Bahn

980985

Transformer car w/load

1967

Cat #

MSRP

Road Name

Road #

Car Type

Release

4891/210

2.98/3.00

Union Pacific

960

Streamlined coach

1967

4891/220

2.98/3.00

Santa Fe

3152

Streamlined coach

1967

4891/225

2.98/3.00

Penn Central

4891

Streamlined coach

1969

4891/230

2.98/3.00

Pennsylvania

1087

Streamlined coach

1967

4891/240

2.98/3.00

Baltimore & Ohio

7100

Streamlined coach

1967

4891/300

2.98/3.00

Great Northern

 

Streamlined coach

1969

4891/445

2.98/3.00

Chicago & North West.

 

Streamlined coach

1969

4892/210

2.98/3.50

Union Pacific

850

Streamlined Vista-Dome

1968

4892/220

2.98/3.50

Santa Fe

502

Streamlined Vista-Dome

1968

4892/225

2.98/3.50

Penn Central

4892

Streamlined Vista-Dome

1969

4892/230

2.98/3.50

Pennsylvania*

1904

Streamlined Vista-Dome

1968

4892/240

2.98/3.50

Baltimore & Ohio

500

Streamlined Vista-Dome

1968

4892/300

2.98/3.50

Great Northern

 

Streamlined Vista-Dome

1969

4892/455

2.98/3.50

Chicago & North West.

 

Streamlined Vista-Dome

1969

4893/210

2.98/3.50

Union Pacific

950

Streamlined observation

1967

4893/220

2.98/3.50

Santa Fe

3117

Streamlined observation

1967

4893/225

2.98/3.50

Penn Central

4893

Streamlined observation

1969

4893/230

2.98/3.50

Pennsylvania

952

Streamlined observation

1967

4893/240

2.98/3.50

Baltimore & Ohio

951

Streamlined observation

1967

4893/300

2.98/3.50

Great Northern

 

Streamlined observation

1969

4893/455

2.98/3.50

Chicago & North West.

 

Streamlined observation

1969

Buyer alert: Freight cars are probably the most frequently misrepresented Postage Stamp items sold. More details here. More buyer recommendations here.

Rules for Additions

The rolling stock index is likely incomplete. However, in order to ensure authenticity, the only way new entries will be added is under one of these two conditions:

  1. the car is in a factory-sealed train set tray
  2. the box unambiguously identifies the car by catalog number and road code, and/or by generic car type and road name (example at right)

If you should find a genuine Postage Stamp freight car not listed in the index, please contact me. Thank you!

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