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Reply to "Lionel's New Strasburg Wood Coaches The 1990's and 2000's"

I happen to take a bit of time last night studying the coaches very thoroughly and even contacted Ryan to get some more information on these particular set of coaches. I know that when I look at a new catalog I tend to try and see as much as I can, usually I look for build dates on cars because of what year I want to model in, but these I wanted to see the coach numbers.

I did a bunch of small research both on Lionel Dot Com, the catalog(online), and Strasburg's roster to see what cars were in fact being made. Well, the coaches are the same, that is I mean the 1990's and 2000's are the same set of coaches. Ryan confirmed this to me last night, as I didn't know that ahead of time, maybe some already knew, I don't know, just trying to put that out there in case someone doesn't want to order the same thing twice, so to speak.

Below is the list of product numbers, number of the cars, and names of the cars. You will note that the only difference other than the artwork change on the side of the cars(if you can see it clear enough), is that car #60 got it's name changed. All the rest of the cars are the same cars.

2227030 looks to be #62 Gobblers Knob and #59 Grasshopper Level(1990's)
2227040 looks to be #72 Mill Creek and #70 Cherry Crest(1990's).
2227050 looks to be #62 Gobblers Knob and #59 Grasshopper Level again, different art(2000's)?
2227060 looks to be #72 Mill Creek and #70 Cherry Crest again(2000's)
2227170 looks to be #60 Eshelman Run(was this renamed to Donald E. L. Hallock) and #96 William McFarlan(1990's).
2227180 looks to be #60 Donald E. L. Hallock and #96 William McFarlan(2000's).
If you want to order all the cars you can, just figured I would point this out to anyone who didn't know that is going to get the cars.
Strasburg coaches

@Dave NYC Hundson PRR K4

Hi Dave      I guess I am a little late responding to your thread, but I just stumbled across it this morning. I wanted to ask you about these Strasburg cars since you seem very knowledgeable about them. I am extremely interested in the 2227050, 2227060, and 2227180 (the 2000's style car sets). I pre-ordered them last week.

I see that they appear in the 2021 Lionel Volume II Catalog, of which I do have a copy. While these are a 2021 Volume II Catalog option, I have not seen any of them yet in the stores. Have you? On all of the major train venders' websites, we can only pre-order them. Even though these are technically 2021 items, have they not come out yet? I have paged through the entire 2022 Catalog, and they do not appear in it. On the pre-order webpages, it says they are expected this summer - in June or July.

Can I assume that Lionel is just delayed in producing them? I am trying to understand what is going on. I felt better once I was able to preorder them. I know a lot of people will pre-order them and there will be more than enough orders to warrant their production, but when the 2022 Catalog came out and I didn't see them I got concerned.

Thanks, Robert

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