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My all time favorite TM video is his very first one released initially as a 16mm color/sound film in 1976. I purchased a copy for about $70, and shortly thereafter, did a review for the Lion Roars. This film opens with a current rock song entitled "I'm a Train" as a 1950 model 773 pulls a string of Manhattan cars and later we see a train of almost all of the 6464 series pass by while the song continues. There are many amusing sound effects paired with various accessories, operating cars, and various motorized selections. Almost all the classic Lionel motive power is shown in various sequences. Near the end of the film, the Marine Corp hymn introduces the rocket launching car which proceeds to "blow up" several ammo cars and an ammo dump! The film concludes with the Lionel rocket launcher sequence with actual NASA  launch audio. As the Lionel rocket takes off, we see an actual Saturn 5 launching, and then fireworks and America the Beautiful playing! Talk about finishing with a bang!

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