Williams Electric Trains Large Freight Cars - Possible Early Production

It's believed that there was an early production run of Williams large freight cars. Differences with some regular production boxes and cars are noted below. More information on the early production of Williams large freight cars is requested.

Williams Reading stock car boxes

Williams catalog number FC04 boxes for Reading Lines stock cars. The box on the left with a dark blue, red and white Williams logo is a regular production box. The box on the right with a light blue, red and white Williams logo is believed to be an early production box. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Williams Reading stock cars comparison

Williams catalog number FC04. Reading Lines regular production 104667 bright yellow and silver stock car on top and early production mustard yellow 104666 on the bottom. An identical 104666 stock car was produced by Frank's Roundhouse. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.


Williams Union Pacific stock cars comparison

Williams catalog number FC40. Union Pacific regular production 9370 mustard yellow and silver stock car on top and early production light yellow 9369 on the bottom. A similar 9369 stock car was produced earlier by Kris Model Trains. Photo courtesy of the M. Smith collection.

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