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@mike g. posted:

Tom D.  Sure was alot of motive power for 18 cars! LOL Guess PC engines don't have all that much power!

Penn Central often threw a lot of power on a train hoping that at least one of the units would still be operating at the end of the run.  Grab whatever was available and send them out!  I know a lot of the terminals didn't like the Alco RS-27's and put them on the next thing leaving town just to get rid of them.

Tom

Well guys I don't have any video's but I do have some Penn Central for sure.  Here is a Marx set I picked up last winter... The interesting thing about Marx and his marketing strategy is that with these low end sets, you could get almost any railroad you wanted.  Look at picture 3...it is the same set only NYC vice PC (I guess the train was running just post the merger).  Change the tender and the caboose, didn't even change the set #, and you had a new RR.  There is little question, on the low end of things, Marx was a genius at marketing toys.

Marx 4316 set box lidMarx 4316 set contents

Same set, even same set #, but set up as a NYC train.  He didn't even change the gondola.

Marx 4205 set 2



Happy MWM everyone and Happy Labor Day

Don

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Hello MWM fans...its a Monday again and many folks are headed to work, hope you have a happy and productive week.  For me, I thought I might try to post something to keep our thread moving.

Here is a Marx #1998 UP switcher getting ready to move some freight up the line to a junction point.  This loco was made by Marx between 1955 -1962.

Marx UP Switcher 1

Here is his small consist, showing off the Marx 3900 UP caboose.  Made by Marx much later than the engine, between 1975-1977

Marx UP Switcher 3

Well I hope I drum up a few more Monday participants although many folks are busy at their jobs.  Best wishes to everyone.

Have a wonderful week

Don

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@DETROIT posted:

Tom - A couple of years ago a guy in Chicago had 5 or 6 of the big PC signs from the sides of the trailer for sale and I kick myself that I didn't grab one.  Not sure the utilization of the pictured trailer but if it's getting ready to be scrapped I would take/buy any of the signs.  Jim

I believe the trailers are being used as storage for a manufacturing company in VW.

Tom

Hello MWM fans...its a Monday again and many folks are headed to work, hope you have a happy and productive week.  For me, I thought I might try to post something to keep our thread moving.

Here is a Marx #1998 UP switcher getting ready to move some freight up the line to a junction point.  This loco was made by Marx between 1955 -1962.

Marx UP Switcher 1

Here is his small consist, showing off the Marx 3900 UP caboose.  Made by Marx much later than the engine, between 1975-1977

Marx UP Switcher 3

Well I hope I drum up a few more Monday participants although many folks are busy at their jobs.  Best wishes to everyone.

Have a wonderful week

Don

Don thanks for sharing always enjoy your post and thanks again for starting us off this morning.

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@DETROIT posted:

I saw just about everything in the PC engine terminal when I was a kid but no Penn Central steam locomotives Don, SORRY!

From the great 1970-1971 Walthers Penn Central steam decal controversy :

MR 7102 PC Steam Large

Image: Kalmbach Publishing, Model Railroader February 1971.  Artist: Gil Reid

A modeler wrote the magazine in December to complain and Bruce Walthers responded in the February issue.  If they could see the state of fantasy locomotives now...

Rusty

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Well hello MWM gang...seems that I am the first this Monday although its already noon here in Texas.  However, I just got this MPC boxcar and I have photographed it and have been looking forward to posting on this thread.  Its a very early MPC boxcar, from 1970 practically the first year that they brought out any trains.

So here it is, the MPC Illinois Central #9200 boxcar from 1970-71.  I love the bright orange / black livery and graphics especially the large IC logo on the car.  So here he is, my midwest Monday boxcar, the Illinois Central MPC #9200 from 1970.

Lionel IC boxcar 1Lionel IC boxcar 2Lionel IC boxcar 3

Have a good week everyone.

Don

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Well hello MWM gang...seems that I am the first this Monday although its already noon here in Texas.  However, I just got this MPC boxcar and I have photographed it and have been looking forward to posting on this thread.  Its a very early MPC boxcar, from 1970 practically the first year that they brought out any trains.

So here it is, the MPC Illinois Central #9200 boxcar from 1970-71.  I love the bright orange / black livery and graphics especially the large IC logo on the car.  So here he is, my midwest Monday boxcar, the Illinois Central MPC #9200 from 1970.

Lionel IC boxcar 1Lionel IC boxcar 2Lionel IC boxcar 3

Have a good week everyone.

Don

Thanks Don for kicking us off. Nice little box car now it’s on my want list

Hello everyone...here it is MWM again and its already nearly noon in Texas and I seem to be the starting entry this week.  Well, that's OK, I lived in Ohio for nearly 20 years so I consider myself a "mid-westerner" anyway.  Here are a couple of cars that maybe qualify for this post.

First from 1991 its the Lionel Tennessee, Alabama, & Georgia (TAG) double door boxcar.

Lionel TAG boxcar side

Next its the Lionel #225 C&O Alco from 1960 taking fresh sea food from Phillips Crab House in Baltimore harbor, west to the markets in Ohio.

Lionel C&O car front view

Lionel C&O train front quarter view

Finally a "modern" Marx MKT refer from ?? (I don't collect or track modern Marx but I liked this car)

Modern Marx MKT Refr

Well there you go folks.  Hope we "scare up" (after all its Halloween) a few more pictures for today

Best wishes all

Don

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Well hello MWM gang...seems that I am the first this Monday although its already noon here in Texas.  However, I just got this MPC boxcar and I have photographed it and have been looking forward to posting on this thread.  Its a very early MPC boxcar, from 1970 practically the first year that they brought out any trains.

So here it is, the MPC Illinois Central #9200 boxcar from 1970-71.  I love the bright orange / black livery and graphics especially the large IC logo on the car.  So here he is, my midwest Monday boxcar, the Illinois Central MPC #9200 from 1970.

Lionel IC boxcar 1Lionel IC boxcar 2Lionel IC boxcar 3

Have a good week everyone.

Don

If you're interested in these cars, you'll find other variations of the same car if you look at some additional ones. The Greenberg Guide lists 11 variations of the IC 9200. The 9200 series is full of interesting variations, and a lot of fun to collect and run. These were the "new" Lionel's first run of new 6464 cars, and they were adapting and using some parts from their Postwar parts inventory, settling on new designs, etc. There are a lot of paint variations. The IC 9200 had a number of them. I have three versions of the 9204 green Northern Pacific, each of which is a different shell version, as well as having different shades of green. One has a great deal lighter shade of green than the other two - really sharp. You wouldn't think it was the same car.

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Hello everyone...here it is MWM again and its already nearly noon in Texas and I seem to be the starting entry this week.  Well, that's OK, I lived in Ohio for nearly 20 years so I consider myself a "mid-westerner" anyway.  Here are a couple of cars that maybe qualify for this post.

First from 1991 its the Lionel Tennessee, Alabama, & Georgia (TAG) double door boxcar.

Lionel TAG boxcar side

Next its the Lionel #225 C&O Alco from 1960 taking fresh sea food from Phillips Crab House in Baltimore harbor, west to the markets in Ohio.

Lionel C&O car front view

Lionel C&O train front quarter view

Finally a "modern" Marx MKT refer from ?? (I don't collect or track modern Marx but I liked this car)

Modern Marx MKT Refr

Well there you go folks.  Hope we "scare up" (after all its Halloween) a few more pictures for today

Best wishes all

Don

Don. Thanks for sharing very nice set of pics this week.

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