40th Anniversary 1978-2018

40th Anniversary BTOC Roadside Shanty  

By USA Trains 

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Big Train Operator Club 40th Anniversary Roadside Shanty

BTO Club 40th Anniversary Shanty
This is a pre-production rendering and subject to minor final production changes.

Add this unique shanty to your layout...

Shanties were small wooden structures or unused rail cars with trucks removed, typically found along rail lines and yards across the United States. Many of these structures served as storage sheds or shelters for employees. Through the years their purpose has been modified to suit the railroad’s changing needs and, though their appearance may have been changed, many of these structures still exist today (often outliving the railroad that built them initially). Unfortunately, these deserted shanties are a good target for graffiti!

This special BTO Club Roadside Shanty, produced by USA Trains, is the perfect addition to your G-scale layout and a unique and humorous way to celebrate 40 years of Havin’ Fun Runnin’ Trains!
Shanty includes smoking chimney and lights, plus accessories.




What can be more palpably absurd than the prospect held out of locomotives travelling twice as fast as stagecoaches? - The Quarterly Review (England)


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