The Carbon County Railroad of Pa.
The Carbon Model Railroad Society
has been producing freight cars for some of the larger boroughs in
Carbon County. There were seven cars produced each painted and
decorated with the borough colors. In 2001 a caboose was made
decorated with the Carbon County colors of green with the seal and
lettering in yellow. This year we made a matching F7-A engine. Both
the caboose and the engine have a matching year. Everything is made of
Some of our customers have a complete
set. Some started with us and dropped out others came in later and are
looking for some of the cars. Some customers just bought the car for
their hometown and some bought them because they were
make great gifts and/of collectibles. The cars are not models of any
cars that existed but were designed more towards celebrating local
history and pride.
The cars listed below are HO Scale
and come with a
numbered certificate. They were a limited production of 500. The
following is a list of the cars that remain in our inventory and are
available for sale.
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Palmerton Zinc Box Car
In 1998 the borough of Palmerton
celebrated its 100th Anniversary. We produced a limited amount of
boxcars in the borough colors of blue and white to help celebrate the
event. This car does not have a certificate and was an extra car for
Palmerton 2012 Incorporation Centennial Box Car
In 2012 the borough of Palmerton is celebrating the 100th
Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Borough. We are producing
500 box cars to help celebrate the
event. The cars are factory painted by Athearn. The cars are
decorated with the official banner of the celebration and the
Boroughs most important dates as part of the artwork.
To order your car(s), send a note with
the "cars" you want and include a check or money order; payable to:
The Carbon Model Railroad Society or CMRS.
Mail them to:
C/O 335 Boulder Oak Dr.
Palmerton, Pa. 18071
Shipping and handling costs are: $4.00
for 1 car and $2.00 for each additional "car".
Once you have bought a car from us you
will stay on our mailing list until we don't hear from you for a
couple of years and assumed you lost interest.