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Main Line Railway

 

 

Varney WWII production all wood cars ( No Metal Parts ).

 

There is no known website or email address for Main Line Railway

 

 

Production Company Base Manufacturer Rating Set # Manf # Common Name Clic on Pic Additional Markings Car # Car Type Car Color(s) Lettering Color(s) Special notes Material
Main Line Railways Varney OOP 6   MR-5 Blatz Pic Needed Old Heidelberg URTX 23104 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / White / Red 1942 to 1946 Cardstock & Wood
Main Line Railways Varney OOP 7   MR-5 Blatz Pic Needed Old Heidelberg URTX 23117 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / White / Red 1942 to 1946 Cardstock & Wood
Main Line Railways Varney OOP 6   ?? Pabst Pic Needed Pabst-ett Malt Syrup URTX 91467 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / Red / Green / White 1942 to 1946 Cardstock & Wood
Main Line Railways Varney OOP 6   ?? Schlitz Pic Needed The beer that made Milw. famous URTX 3765 40ft Wood sides/ Metal roof & ends Yellow / Tuscan Black / Red / White 1942 to 1946 Cardstock & Wood

The Greenberg and other books show the Blatz car as being kit MR-6 ... Ed Rose has the kits with the boxes and they have clear labels showing the Blatz 23104 kit as Kit MR-5 ... He also has kit MR-6, which is clearly marked "Black Hawk Hams"  ... Ed has a second MR-5 kit with a blatz car that has a road  number of URTX 23117 ....  We have the Pabst 91467 all wood WWII car, but unfortunately,  do not have the box to confirm its origins.

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Main Line Railway was a Varney subsidiary that marketed economy kits during WWII.

They were the same as the Varney kits except they lack metal parts.

( Thanks Bill )

We believe, but cannot confirm for sure that the Pabst & Schlitz cars were produced.

Varney is one of the oldest producers of HO equipment. They are no longer in business