Club Cars Coming Soon



Pacific Great Eastern 40′ Steel reefer
Available to order now!

October 26, 2022: The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that Atlas O is manufacturing a Pacific Great Eastern 40-foot Steel Reefer in their Master Line of products.

This very limited production “O” gauge car comes in TWO road numbers (#825, #839) in 3 rail. Delivery is expected in late 2023 or early 2024. Prototype boxcar pictured here. Atlas O artwork is coming soon.

COST:
The Canadian Toy Train Association member cost is $ 85.00 CDN per car including shipping within the lower mainland and Vancouver Island.
US Member pricing is $60.00 USD + $12.00 shipping = $72.00 to the United States.
US Non-member pricing is $70.00 USD + $12.00 shipping = $82.00 to the United States.

To order:
Please etransfer Mark Horne at mlhorne@shaw.ca, or mail your payment (payable to “Mark Horne”) to:

Canadian Toy Train Association
c/o Mark Horne
16266 – 26th Avenue
Surrey, BC
Canada V3Z 6Z3

If you have any questions about the CTTA Club Cars or Club Car Program: Send an email to Mark Horne at mlhorne@shaw.ca or telephone 604-761-1500.


Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern 
Great Northern Railway Reefer

SOLD OUT! Check with your dealer.

June 15, 2022: The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that Atlas O is manufacturing a Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway, Great Northern Railway  36’ Woodside reefer in their Master Line of products.

This very limited production “O” gauge car comes in TWO road numbers in 3 rail. Delivery is expected in late 2022 or early 2023. Atlas O artwork is shown here.

COST:
The Canadian Toy Train Association member cost is $ 85.00 CDN per car including shipping within the lower mainland and Vancouver Island.
US Member pricing is $70.00 USD + $12.00 shipping = $82.00 to the United States.

If you have any questions about the CTTA Club Cars or Club Car Program: Send an email to Mark Horne at mlhorne@shaw.ca or telephone 604-761-1500.


Victoria and Sidney Railway Company
Phoenix Brewing Co. Export Lager Beer Reefer

SOLD OUT! Check with your dealer.


Jan 12, 2022

The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that MTH is manufacturing a Victoria and Sidney Railway Company, Phoenix Brewing Export Lager Beer 36’ woodsided reefer in their Premier line.

This very limited production “O” gauge car comes in TWO road numbers in 3 rail. Delivery is expected in late 2022. MTH artwork is shown here.

COST:
The Canadian Toy Train Association member cost is $ 85.00 CDN per car including shipping within the lower mainland and Vancouver Island.
US Member pricing is $55.00 USD + $12.00 shipping = $67.00 to the United States.

ABOUT the Premiere 36′ Woodsided Billboard reefer

The coming of the railroad changed the way America ate and drank. Before the iron horse connected every town of any importance to the outside world, most food was grown or produced locally. The arrival of cheap, fast, refrigerated transport – in the form of the woodsided reefer with ice bunkers at each end – enabled local brewers, diaries, meat processors, and other food businesses to become players on a national scale.

Until 1934, shippers could advertise their wares on leased billboard reefers, each a hand-painted traveling work of art. That year, the Interstate Commerce Commission outlawed the flamboyant paint schemes because the cars often hauled shipments from other companies – whose freight bills thus unfairly paid to advertise the lessee’s products.

What doomed the billboard cars was truth in labeling. Depending on shipping needs, billboard cars often carried loads for customers other than the company named on the car sides. A beer company requesting an empty reefer for loading, for example, might find a cheese maker’s delivered to its door. Shippers were not happy when their product was carried in a car bearing a large ad for someone else’s product – they complained that their freight bill had in part paid for another company’s advertising.

Responding to these complaints, the Interstate Commerce Commission in July 1934 mandated the phasing out of billboard reefers and ruled that thereafter, the lessee’s name on a car could be no more than 12″ high. By law, all billboard reefers were removed from service by January, 1937, although many soldiered on in drabber paint schemes as late as the 1960s.


Pacific Great Eastern Russell Snow Plow 

SOLD OUT! Check with your dealer.

Dec 2, 2021

 

MEMBER SPECIAL ! The Canadian Toy Train Association is pleased to announce that Atlas O is manufacturing a Pacific Great Eastern Railway snowplow with the former MTH dies. This limited production “O” gauge car comes in two road numbers in 3 rail. Delivery is expected in late 2022 or early 2023. Prototype model shown.

As a thank you to all the members who continue to support our Club Car Program, we are offering a special price for this car. Although the retail price of this Atlas O snowplow is $ 90.00 plus shipping, CTTA members can buy a maximum of two PGE Snow Plow cars for the special price of $ 40.00 each, which includes shipping.

Features: Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body – Metal Wheels and Axles – Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks – Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers – Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes – Fast-Angle Wheel Sets – Needle-Point Axles – 1:48 Scale Dimensions – Operating Interior Cab Light – Unit Measures:9 1/8 x 2 5/8 x 4 5/8 – Operates On O-27 Curves.

About The Atlas Premier O Russell Snow Plow

For railroads in much of the U.S. and Canada, dealing with snow is a perennial problem. The earliest railroad plows were likely derived from agricultural plows, and were the first instance of a plow being pushed from behind rather than pulled by horses or oxen. In 1840, little more than a decade after the first steam engine plied American rails, Charles Lowbaert was granted a patent for a wedge, or “bucker,” railroad plow. Like our model, that pioneering snowplow featured an inclined plane to bring the snow up off the rails and a pointed, triangular wedge to throw it to both sides of the track. Over time, railroad plows evolved into an arsenal of equipment ranging from engine-mounted blades to the ultimate snowfighting weapon, the rotary snow plow.