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HO Scale Special Runs:
Spring Creek Model Trains has commissioned a special run of Nebraska Central Railroad short body bay window cabooses in both HO and N scale. If you're interested, drop them a line at:
sales@SpringCreekModelTrains.com
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George Hollwedel's Prototype N Scale Models is commissioning two different runs of 3-bay offset side hopper cars. The first is Santa Fe's GA-66 class featuring different lettering and even paint color from our previous Santa Fe runs. The second is Texas & New Orleans 1956 Southern Pacific paint scheme. Each of these runs will be available from George as singles and 3 packs (the singles are different road numbers from those in the 3-packs.) Interested? Contact George at
HO and N Scale Special Runs:
 
Cornfields
The Ocala Model Railroaders have commissioned this special run of Ocala Midland Rail Road cabooses in HO scale. They are available in two road numbers. If you're interested, drop them a line at:
omrrhps@gmail.com
proto.nscale@yahoo.com
George Hollwedel's Prototype N Scale Models has commissioned this run of Santa Fe GA-62 War Emergency Composite Hoppers. They are available from George as singles and 3 packs (this singles are different road numbers from those in the 3-packs.) Interested? Contact George at
proto.nscale@yahoo.com
S&R Models has commissioned this run of Alabama & Gulf 8-Panel Hoppers. They will feature faded logos of the car's previous owner Birmingham Southern and come with stone loads. They will come in 2-packs with 2 different road numbers. Interested? Contact S&R Models at
Steven@srmodeltrains.com
Some of the above pictures show the cars with track, scenery and even other cars for a bit of context. Obviously the cars in question don't include that stuff - but you knew that already.
N Scale Special Runs:
Alaska Railroad post-1974 in 6 road numbers. ARR acquired these cars to serve coal mines around Healy. MSRP: $32.95 each. Your hobby shop can order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale.
BLU74160 Alaska Railroad post-1974 - #ARR 14345 BLU74165 Alaska Railroad post-1974 - #ARR 14308
BLU74161 Alaska Railroad post-1974 - #ARR 14330 BLU74167 Alaska Railroad post-1974 - #ARR 14337
BLU74164 Alaska Railroad post-1974 - #ARR 14323 BLU74168 Alaska Railroad post-1974 - #ARR 14312
Illinois Terminal – As Delivered in 4 road numbers. ITC took delivery of these hoppers in 1952, not long after beginning their conversion from an electric interurban line with substantial freight business to an all-diesel regional freight line. MSRP: $32.95 each. Your hobby shop can order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale.
BLU74170 Illinois Terminal as delivered - #ITC 4703 BLU74174 Illinois Terminal as delivered - #ITC 4849
BLU74171 Illinois Terminal as delivered - #ITC 4755 BLU74175 Illinois Terminal as delivered - #ITC 4810
Milwaukee Road post-1953 in 6 road numbers. These cars feature “The Milwaukee Road” logo adopted in 1953. MSRP: $32.95 each. Your hobby shop can order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale.
BLU74180 Milwaukee Road post-1953 - #MILW 370024 BLU74185 Milwaukee Road post-1953 - #MILW 370402
BLU74181 Milwaukee Road post-1953 - #MILW 370218 BLU74187 Milwaukee Road post-1953 - #MILW 370356
BLU74184 Milwaukee Road post-1953 - #MILW 370139 BLU74188 Milwaukee Road post-1953 - #MILW 370441
New York Central post-1949 in 6 road numbers. We present these cars as they appeared after their postwar rebuilding program. Many remained in service well into the ‘60s. MSRP: $32.95 each. Your hobby shop can order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale.
BLU74190 New York Central post-1949 - #NYC 951727 BLU74195 New York Central post-1949 - #NYC 951162
BLU74191 New York Central post-1949 - #NYC 951073 BLU74197 New York Central post-1949 - #NYC 951988
BLU74194 New York Central post-1949 - #NYC 951540 BLU74198 New York Central post-1949 - #NYC 951301
Rock Island post-1972 in 6 road numbers. Rock Island leased these freshly rebuilt cars from United States Railway Equipment. The consolidated stencils were added after 1972. MSRP: $32.95 each. Your hobby shop can order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale.
BLU74200 Rock Island post-1972 - #RI 10536 BLU74205 Rock Island post-1972 - #RI 10457
BLU74201 Rock Island post-1972 - #RI 10442 BLU74207 Rock Island post-1972 - #RI 10485
BLU74204 Rock Island post-1972 - #RI 10511 BLU74208 Rock Island post-1972 - #RI 10414
Soo Line black in 4 road numbers. Soo bought these hoppers secondhand from Belt Railway of Chicago in 1950 and used them to haul stone. They were assigned to Wisconsin Central which Soo had been leasing since 1909. Note the little W.C. in the upper left corner. Soo used only odd road numbers for hoppers and other open top cars during this period. MSRP: $32.95 each. Your hobby shop can order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale.
BLU74210 Soo Line black - #SOO LINE 68557 BLU74214 Soo Line black - #SOO LINE 68599
BLU74211 Soo Line black - #SOO LINE 68503 BLU74215 Soo Line black - #SOO LINE 68541
This group of Pennsylvania Railroad 86’ quad door boxcars was delivered in July of 1965 and initially assigned for loading at a GM plant in Indianapolis. PRR had long been a proponent of general service freight car designs but the 1960s brought a flood of new specialized cars such as these. This paint scheme will be availabe in 4 road numbers. MSRP: $36.95 each. Your hobby shop can pre-order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale for delivery in '23.
87330 Pennsylvania Railroad #PRR 110160 87331 Pennsylvania Railroad #PRR 110138
87335 Pennsylvania Railroad #PRR 110171 87337 Pennsylvania Railroad #PRR 110149
Rio Grande took delivery of these boxcars in July of 1966. They were also assigned for loading at the GM plant in Indianapolis on the PRR. Rio Grande had no parts or assembly plants on their lines but they were part of a bridge route between Indianapolis and assembly plants in California and were thus obliged to contribute cars to the pool. This paint scheme will be availabe in 3 road numbers. MSRP: $36.95 each. Your hobby shop can pre-order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale for delivery in '23.
87340 Rio Grande #D&RGW 63935
87341 Rio Grande #D&RGW 63938
87345 Rio Grande #D&RGW 63936

Erie Lackawanna inherited this group of cabooses from Erie who received them from International Car in 1953. This distinctive EL paint scheme is the same as that used on their locomotives but with the gray and maroon reversed. This paint scheme will be availabe in 3 road numbers. MSRP: $45.95 each. Your hobby shop can pre-order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale for delivery in '24.
41190 Erie Lackawanna maroon & gray #C343
41191 Erie Lackawanna maroon & gray #C305
41195 Erie Lackawanna maroon & gray #C314


These Conrail New England Division safety program cabooses are available from the N Scale Enthusiast. See their website:
https://www.nscaleenthusiast.com/NSE_SR_Pages/NSE_Conrail_Caboose.asp
Chicago & Eastern Illinois buzzsaw in 6 road numbers. In 1967, Missouri Pacific took control of Chicago & Eastern Illinois and sold the eastern leg and half interest in the Chicago line to L&N. C&EI adopted their own version of the MP buzzsaw logo and renumbered their 14-panel hoppers into the 520000 series. MSRP: $33.95 each. Your hobby shop can pre-order these cars exclusively through Heartland Hobby Wholesale for delivery in '24.
BLU14600 Chicago & Eastern Illinois buzzsaw #C&EI 523482 BLU14601 Chicago & Eastern Illinois buzzsaw #C&EI 523441
BLU14604 Chicago & Eastern Illinois buzzsaw #C&EI 523293 BLU14605 Chicago & Eastern Illinois buzzsaw #C&EI 523316
BLU14607 Chicago & Eastern Illinois buzzsaw #C&EI 523308 BLU14608 Chicago & Eastern Illinois buzzsaw #C&EI 523257
The Carolina Piedmont Division of the NMRA has commissioned these Norfolk Southern N scale 3-bay offset side hoppers in 2 road numbers. Check them out on their site:
https://www.cpd13.org/club-car