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Uncataloged O Gauge Rail King Rock Island 40' High Cube Box Cars Announced

February 20, 2023 - M.T.H. Electric Trains has announced an exclusive Rail King O Gauge 40' High Cube Box Car in Rock Island livery for exclusive distribution by M.T.H. Authorized Retailer Berwyn's Toys & Trains of Berwyn, Illinois. The cars will be available in two car numbers in very limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis, with an anticipated arrival date of April 2023.

Item No. 30-71150 Rock Island 40’ High Cube Box Car
Car No. 68134
Early Order Price: $64.99 (Plus Freight)
Click HERE to order from Berwyn's Trains.

Item No. 30-71151 Rock Island 40’ High Cube Box Car
Car No. 68169
Early Order Price: $64.99 (Plus Freight)
Click HERE to order from Berwyn's Trains.


With an interior height of about 13 feet — 2 feet more than a standard box car — this car is known as a "hi-roof" or "high cube" car for its high cubic capacity. White end panels make railroad crews aware of its extra height, which prevents it from traveling in some areas.

This 40’ 65-ton car is designed specifically for the modern printing industry, which uses large rolls of paper too big for standard box cars. Side-to-floor joints and doorframes are reinforced to accommodate the heavy weight of paper rolls. Longer 60’ versions of this design are widely used for transporting parts for car manufacturing.

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 road names. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.


Berwyn's Toys & Trains
7025 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402

M.T.H. Electric Trains will be releasing a series of 2023 Premier O Scale 36' Woodside Reefers in four exciting liveries beginning next Summer. Each of these unique schemes will be available in unique car numbers and will be in very limited production quantities. The cars are expected to begin shipping to M.T.H. Authorized Retailers in September 2023.

Check out each of these offerings HERE.

These items are available to order from your local M.T.H. Authorized Retailer.

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To review the 2023 announcements to date, click HERE. You can sort the list by Product Line, Product Classification, and road name.

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