Just wondering if anyone is ordering all the items part of George Bush's Funeral Train? I was looking at the baggage car with the flag on it and noticed the road number in the latest MTH catalog had the incorrect number or I could be incorrect. I did a quick Google search and it shows the real deal baggage car as "5769" instead of "5779" in the catalog.
For something, they're trying to market as a set to mimic the real train that was used it seems quite off for the majority of the cars when I took a closer look at all the cars from Union Pacific's website and also on Youtube. (Also, I don't consider myself a rivet counter by any means it's just when I found the one flaw I looked more into it and found much more).
I gathered up these car numbers (below) and what type of cars from the UP website and the Youtube videos. Anyone think what's in the catalog is what it's going to be released or does stuff from the catalog get corrected all the time? I never paid attention to this much details on the trains, I just like to run them. Also, Lionel is supposed to release a set later too if I'm not mistaken. I wonder if they're going to use whatever to make a yellow train like MTH did in the catalog to look like the real consist used that day? Thoughts?
4141 sd70ace, Bush's Train
9096 sd70ace, Building America
2066 Power car
8008 City of Portland, dome dinner car
9009 City of San Francisco, dome lounge car
5769 The Council Bluffs, baggage recreation car
101 Lone Star, business car
9004 Harriman, dome lounge car
5015 Overland, diner car
1610 Portola, deluxe sleeper
5011 City of Denver, diner car
9005 Walter Dean, dome lounge car
99 Kenefick, business car