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As well as being a O gauge model railroader , I am also a Toledo, Peoria and Western (TP&W) fan.  In O gauge, there have been very few TP&W diesel engine models made by the major manufacturers.  As for TP&W steam engines, none have been made in O gauge that I know of.  Now there is a train store in Atlanta, IN that has asked Lionel to make a special un-cataloged  TP&W 2-8-0 Legacy steam engine number 16 in O gauge.  Lionel is willing to make this engine if the dealer can get a minimum number of pre-orders.  The deadline for ordering this engine is August 27, 2021.  A picture of number 16 is attached and the link to order this steam engine is as follows.

https://mrmuffinstrains.com/pr...riant=40457524314264

I am not associated with Mr Muffins Trains.  As a TP&W fan, I am would like the 2-8-0 made so I can run it on my layout.  The only way that can happen is if enough people order it.

Tom

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Hi Tom,

I can't say I really know a whole lot about the TP&W railroad but it's what got me started in O scale. My friend had the Lionel Cross Country Set from 1988 and from then on it was Lionel for me. I recently purchased the  MTH GP38-2 diesel engines and wished they had provided a caboose. I had no idea that the railroad went back to the steam era. The TP&W is not a one of the railroads I run on my layout and only purchased the diesels for nostalgic reasons. I will consider the steam engine.

Dave

I see it has a Belpaire firebox. Do you suppose Lionel might simply letter the PRR model in this roadname and call it good? Or use their UP/SP model with a different tender? Either way, it would be lacking in "road specific" details...and we all know how that goes... 😳

Mark in Oregon

PS: it is a rather nice looking engine. 🙂

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Mark,

I do not know the answers to your questions.  My guess is that Lionel will make this engine along with the BTO 2-8-0s that they cataloged in their 2021 Volume II catalog that just came out.  If enough engines get ordered, then I believe Lionel will develop the artwork for the TP&W version and get it approved by the dealer who asked for the custom run.  Hopefully the dealer can get as many as the road specific details put in as possible.  On the other hand, Lionel is probably not going to stray too far from their production run.

I have attached photos of TP&W engines 14 and 15.  I noticed that the front of these engines are different from each other and still different than what Lionel cataloged for their 2-8-0s.  Hopefully The TP&W version will have some road specific details but at this point it is anybody's guess.

Tom

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Hi Tom,

I can't say I really know a whole lot about the TP&W railroad but it's what got me started in O scale. My friend had the Lionel Cross Country Set from 1988 and from then on it was Lionel for me. I recently purchased the  MTH GP38-2 diesel engines and wished they had provided a caboose. I had no idea that the railroad went back to the steam era. The TP&W is not a one of the railroads I run on my layout and only purchased the diesels for nostalgic reasons. I will consider the steam engine.

Dave

Dave,

Yea I aree with you.  It would have been nice if MTH would have produced the caboose.  In fact the MTH bay window cabooses are the closest to the TP&W prototypes. The TP&W caboose that was in the Lionel Cross Country set is often available on the secondary market.  If you cannot find one, I think I may have an extra one.  I have attached a photo of the shell that someone is selling on EBAY.

Tom

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