page revised Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 11:31 AM
Year 2005: MDK K-Line® Porter steam switchers
The Western Depot had K-Line® paint some of their brand new Porter 0-4-0 tank engines in western railroad schemes exclusively for us. As a bonus, our Porters all have red cab roofs. The Porters K-Line® released themselves are all just basic black. These little steam switchers were commonly used for yard work, industrial switching, and railroad construction and maintenance.
All Porters are in stock now.
Year 2005: MDK K-Line® Maintenance of Way cars
The Western Depot had K-Line® make some sets of Maintenance of Way cars to go along K-Line’s Porter and Plymouth switchers. These are decorated for Right Of Way so that they can be used for any railroad. The cars are the smaller Classic size cars so that they will not look oversize next to the small switcher locomotives.
The 4-pac is in stock.
Year 2005: MDK K-Line® 15" Heavyweight 6-packs
The Western Depot had K-Line® make some sets of their 15" heavyweight cars especially for us. The Capitol Limited was B&O’s flagship passenger train with an emphasis on comfort and service.
The Baltimore and Ohio set is in stock.
Year 2004: MDK K-Line® Western Pacific items
The Western Depot had K-Line® produce a variety of limited run items decorated for the Western Pacific: a Plymouth switcher, a 6-pack of ore cars, two 4-packs of scale size freight cars and two 4-packs of reefers.
The Plymouth switcher is an extremely popular model from K-Line® and we expect our run of WP units to sell out quickly since only 350 units were made. The ore cars are the perfect size to match the Plymouth and are a limited run of only 300 sets.
The Western Pacific scale size freight car 4-packs each contain a Tidewater Southern boxcar, a Sacramento Northern boxcar (Sacramento Northern and Tidewater Southern were both owned by the Western Pacific), a Western Pacific / Pacific Fruit Express wood-sided reefer, and a Western Pacific bay window caboose. Each 4-pack has totally different road numbers on all of the cars. Only 150 of each 4-pack were made.
In addition to the reefers included in our freight car 4-packs we are also had two 4-packs of the scale size Western Pacific / Pacific Fruit Express wood-sided reefers made. Every reefer will have a different road number making a total of ten road numbers available if you buy both reefer packs and both freight car packs. Only 100 of each reefer 4-pack were made.
For those running O scale two-rail track we had K-Line produce a very limited run of the scale size WP cars with 2rail trucks and couplers already installed. Both WP PFE reefer sets will be available in 2rail as will the two WP cabooses. Only 25 sets each of the 2rail reefers were made and only 48 each of the 2rail cabooses.
All Western Pacific items are in stock now.
Year 2004: MDK K-Line® WestSide Lumber Company items
The Western Depot had K-Line® produce a variety of limited run items decorated for the WestSide Lumber Company. The WestSide Lumber Company is perhaps one of the best known and most popular logging operations that existed. The introduction of K-Line’s new class B two-truck Shay led us to request a special run of items decorated for this popular railroad.
The Shay is a brand new item from K-Line® and pre-production samples convinced us that this will be another excellent running locomotive. K-Line® even designed the locomotive so that the model is driven by the geared shaft on the side of the locomotive, just like the prototype was! Only 200 of these Shays were made in 3-rail and we are even had a VERY limited number (only 10) made in 2-rail. The 3-rail version includes Lionel RailSounds, TMCC, cruise control and electrocouplers. The 2-rail version is DC only without a DCC socket.
What good would a logging railroad be without log cars to haul the load? With that in mind we had K-Line® produce two sets of log cars to go with our WSLC Shay. Each set has four different road numbers for a total of eight road numbers in all. Only 200 of the A set were made and only 100 of the B set.
Logging operations were known for having many of the camp buildings on wheels so they could easily be transported from one location to another. With that in mind we are offering two different WestSide camp cars to go with the rest of the equipment we are had made, an “Office” and a “Company Store”. Only 100 of each camp car were made.
All WestSide Lumber items are in stock now. The camp cars are sold out.
Year 2004: MDK K-Line® Baltimore & Ohio items
The Western Depot had K-Line® produce some limited run items decorated for the Baltimore & Ohio: B&O Plymouth switchers in two different color variations and a 6-pack of ore cars that will match either switcher. Production was limited to 300 of each Plymouth switcher and 400 sets of ore cars.
All Baltimore & Ohio items are in stock now.
Year 2003: MDK K-Line® Scale Size Wood-Sided Reefers
Due to the popularity of our original run of PFE reefers The Western Depot had K–Line® produce another run of Pacific Fruit Express reefers, this time as a 4-pack with all new road numbers. This brings the total road numbers we had made to thirteen. Only 100 of the 4-packs were made and they are completely sold out. (photo below)
||Pacific Fruit Express scale size wood-sided reefer 4-pack sold out
Year 2002: MDK K-Line® Scale Size Wood-Sided Reefers
The Western Depot had K-Line® produce a run of Pacific Fruit Express reefers. These were available in three packs with three different road numbers each for a total of nine road numbers. Only 350 of each set were made and all of these sets are now completely sold out.
Year 2000: MDK K-Line® Scale Size Cabooses
designed and produced exclusively for The Western Depot.
The Western Depot contracted with KLine® for a special limited run of wide vision and bay window style cabooses. The new KLine® cabooses are simply the best in the industry and feature furnished interiors, overhead StreamLighting®, operating smoke unit with on-off switch, stamped metal chassis, metal ladders, brake wheels and handrails. The chassis underside is detailed and a brass radio antenna, metal safety chains, opening doors and stainless steel walkways and platforms make this the most highly detailed caboose model on the market today!
These models have been meticulously researched to provide our customers with a great looking model that is faithful to the prototype. Special attention to details is reflected in the painted steps and end railings which is not done on all normal production offerings.
The models come in four different railroad markings, two variations of the Union Pacific with correct safety slogans (production drawings and photo below),
three numbers of the Southern Pacific with correctly painted orange ends and bay window sides (photo below, only numbers differ on SP cabooses),
and two numbers each of Santa Fe and Burlington Northern (photos below).
Operated from the mid 1950’s through the 1980’s, this is the perfect caboose to bring up the markers on your scale size GP38, Cab Forward, UP Gas Turbine, Big Boy, Challenger, F3, SD40-2, SW8/9, GP9 or even the SD90MAC!
The cabooses are available as follows and each number is limited to less than 800 pieces:
Cabooses are in stock now. Santa Fe cabooses are gone.