In 1955, the Pennsylvania Railroad, Norfolk & Western Railway, and Rail-Trailer Corporation formed the Trailer Train Company. Their goal was to standardize the then-new trailer-on-flat-car industry and provide member companies with a pool of shared cars. The company name was chosen from 6,000 entries in a contest for Pennsy employees. The firm changed its name to TTX Company in 1991, and its fleet today numbers more than 200,000 cars of various types, shared among eight owners that include most U.S. and Canadian Clas s1 railroads.
Loading these cars with a NYC subway car creates a model that will stand out in any freight train. In fact over 1000 new R-142 cars were delivered by rail from Bombardier's Plattsburgh New York factory in 1999-2003. For modelers simulating an earlier period, an R-17 car on a Trailer Train flat could realistically be on its way to a museum. The R-17s were retired in 1988 and one runs today at the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven, Connecticut.
MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer's scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives. Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes.
Virtually every sturdy car is offered in two car numbers which makes it even easier than ever to combine them into a mult-car consist. Many of MTH's Premier Rolling Stock offerings can also operate on the tightest O Gauge curves giving them even more added versatitlity to your layout.