MTH 30-74765 - 40' Window Mint Box Car "New Haven" w/ Gold
- Road Name: New Haven
- Road Number: 82074
- Product Line: RailKing
- Scale: O Scale
- Estimated Release: Nov. 2014
- Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
- Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
- Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
- Decorative Brake Wheels
- Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
- Needle-Point Axles
- Simulated Gold Bar Loads
- (4) Opening Window Doors
- Unit Measures:11 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 2 3/8"
- Operates On O-27 Curves
With its origins in the early 1960s, the mint car is certainly one of the more fanciful ideas from the postwar toy train era. While the idea of transporting gold bullion in a clearly marked railroad car - with opening window doors for easy access - is nothing short of preposterous, it does make for a fun carload and an interesting conversation piece. Perhaps it's no coincidence that Lionelr marketed the first of the mint cars, boldly lettered "Fort Knox Gold Reserve," in 1961, just as Timothy Leary was beginning to popularize psychedelic mushrooms. Our mint boxcar features four window doors that open and slide into the car body, revealing a load of shiny gold bars.
High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.