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On30 Halloween Trains.  This is the first modern On30 train - manufactured by Bachmann for Dept. 46, displayed on Howard Lamey's Halloween Village, 'Spook Hill.' Sorry, the Dept. 56 train is long gone, as are about fifteen other collectibles.  But it's still a great scale for Halloween Villages, as this photo shows.  Instructions for making the 'Frost is On the Pumpkin' house and many more are located in the 'Spook Hill' section of this site.  Big Christmas TrainsOn30 Display Trains
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Update, September, 2016: - Years ago, Bachmann Trains invented modern On30 trains to go with Dept. 56 villages - they run on HO track but they are larger in scale than HO trains. For a time, Bradford Exchange and their former subsidiary Collectibles Today used to commission Bachmann to make On30 trains in Halloween themes. We're sorry to say that the last autumn and Halloween-themed Hawthorne Village trans have sold out completely. However we still like the look of On30 trains with holiday villages, so we're leavin this page up with some Bachmann On30 trains to give you some ideas.

We have also snuck in one Hawthorne Village HO-scale Halloween train. It may seem a little small for your village, but many folks have had fun with these.


On30 Trains

Bachmann On30 DCC-equipped Locomotive

This little locomotive is an accurate scale model of a very common late-1800s-early-1900s locomotive. Sometimes these were used in switch yard of railroads to shuttle cars from one train to the other. Even more often, they were used by industries to move supplies and product where they needed to be. This delightful locomotive, or any of the Bachmann 0-4-0 or 4-6-0 locomotive will pull any car on this page.

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Bachmann spectrum On30 Rail Bus

Okay, this isn't technically a Halloween train either, but you can tell it would be "cute as a bunny" pulling any car on this page. It's painted for a narrow gauge traction line, but don't let that stop you from enjoying a truly unusual bit of American rail history, or from sticking scary "passengers" in the doorways.

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V-Dump Mining Cars Train Accessory

V-Dump Mining Cars Train Accessory

Coal mining doesn't have to be a difficult job. Just roll this collectible railroad accessory straight into your electric train collection, and you'll be ready for business in no time. This set of three V-dump mining cars by Bachmann® is available from The Bradford Exchange, Hawthorne Village Division, and is compatible with any HO-scale train track.Based on the side-dump cars named in Model Railroader magazine's Reader's Choice Awards, this dynamic railroad accessory is expertly handcrafted of artist's resin, with diecast metal frames and gray v-shaped dump beds. Featuring metal wheels and axles, realistic rivet detailing, and body mounted couplers, this is one railroad accessory you'll definitely want to add to your collection. Click on the link below to see this product on Amazon

On30 Spectrum V Dump Car (3)


Wood Side-Dump Cars Train Accessory

Wood Side-Dump Cars Train Accessory

Ready to give your train collection an extra boost of mining excitement? Just bring home this set of three collectible side dump cars and you'll be ready to roll out some log-dropping action in no time. This dynamic train accessory by Bachmann® is available from The Bradford Exchange, Hawthorne Village Division, and is compatible with any HO-scale train track.Based on the side-dump cars named in Model Railroader magazine's Reader's Choice Awards, this thrilling railroad accessory is expertly handcrafted of artist's resin, with diecast metal frames and brown dump beds. Featuring metal wheels and axles, realistic rivet and wood-grain detailing, and body mounted couplers, this is one train accessory you'll definitely want to add to your collection. Click on the link below for more information or to order.

On30 Spectrum Wood Side Dump Car (3)


Journey of Doom Express Train - HO Gauge

Click for bigger picture.Creepy is an understatement. This is not an On30 train, but I don't have an HO gauge Halloween train page, and it uses the same accessories, so I put it here. Unlike the On30 trains Hawthorne Village used to commission from Bachmann trains (like the one above), this one is a bit smaller. You may like it around your village, especially if your houses and accessories tend to be on the small side. If you have an HO railroad and want something creepy to run on it, this is probably your best bet.

I haven't had my hands on this one yet, but it seems to have some very nice detailing. Coffins, gargoyles, a horse-drawn hearse, etc. Click on the link below to purchase or for more information.



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