I purchased a small collection yesterday. It included a Lionel 2291W set box, which is for a Rio Grande F3 set, but, of course, there were no trains for this set
Also in the collection was a Lionel 706 set. This appears to be either a promotional or uncataloged set. I'm looking to find out what the proper components are for this set. Included were a 2338 Milwaukee Rd Geep, 6464-425 NH boxcar, 6462 red gondola, 6430 flat w/vans, 6346-56 Alcoa hopper, and a 6257 caboose. These are the same components as a Lionel 1553W set. Also included in the collection was a 3650 extension searchlight and a 3652-50 unpainted yellow barrel car.
Does anyone know if either of these two cars were included in the 706 set to make it different from the 1553W set and does anyone know the origins of the 706 set? Was it a promotional set or uncataloged set for a particular store line?
I don't usually come across sets in boxes and certainly not uncataloged sets, but in the last month, I have purchased two collections with uncataloged sets. The 706 set above and a 19201-2 Navy set. I've been buying collections since about 1990 and it still amazes me what comes out of peoples' attics, basements, and garages.
Thanks in advance for any help.