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I was weak while at York in April.

I picked up the Wabash Fallen Flags passenger set MOB which I was looking for.   I also picked up a new 783 Grey Hudson, the Conrail Electric, and a BN diesel.

Also got a  J L Cowen set.  I need the sprung trucks off the cars.  Probably get the engine repainted since it has a die-cast tender.

Hi all, great MPC pictures.  Here is one I posted on "Front End Friday" but thought I would post it here as well.  This is the MPC engine that (may have) been part of the start of entire electronic era.  In 1973 it hosted the "electronic sound of steam" and headed the "Blue Streak" freight set.  This engine is of the "Columbia" type and Lionel (MPC) used this type engine in various color schemes and numbers in numerous offerings.  It proved to be a reliable runner with a light load at modest power, especially since MPC did NOT revive the troublesome "Scout" motor but instead gave this Columbia a good solid spur gear motor. Anyway here is the Lionel (MPC) #8303  Jersey Central 2-4-2 Columbia locomotive.

Lionel 8303 JC blue loco front quarterLionel 8303 JC blue loco side

Best wishes all



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  • Lionel 8303 JC blue loco front quarter
  • Lionel 8303 JC blue loco side
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Two more MPC additions that I picked up at the EDTCA York meet.IMG_0197

That Gold Metal Flour was one of the first cars I bought when I got into O gauge years ago , so it's a keeper for me. Alway liked the slogan: "Eventually Gold Metal Flower....Why Not Now?" Plus grew up in the Minneapolis area, the home base of Gold Metal, so there's the sentimental thing.

(To the right is the famous arch bridge across the Mississippi seen in many photos and posters of Great Northern and CNW passenger trains - now a hike & bike path.)

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