N Scale Sweet Liquid Tank Car Series Car #12
Mangels Harold Co. Rd# MHTX 801
Built in 1926 by American Car & Foundry, this single-dome, 8,000-gallon tank car with Archbar trucks was owned by Mangels, Herold Co. Inc, a syrup manufacturer based in Baltimore, Maryland. Mangels first produced their famous “King Syrup” in 1901, a corn and sugar combination, often used to accompany pancakes, waffles and other breakfast items across the United States as “America’s Finest Table Syrup!”
Special food-grade tank cars have been used to transport a variety of sweet concentrates from distribution centers to factories all over the United States. Commodities such as corn syrup, cane syrup, honey, molasses and others were commonly shipped in bulk by rail in heated tank cars to processing plants, chocolate factories, breweries and soft drink factories. Sometimes adorned by bright and flashy artwork, they were colorful “stand-outs” in any manifest freight train. This Sweet Liquid Tank Car Series will feature twelve prototypically accurate 39’ Single Dome Tank Cars in N and Z Scale.