Orange-Striped Streamliners with stamped names
These cars look at a glance just like the set of orange-striped streamliners made in 1956, but these have the car name stamped on the body of the car rather than on a separate nameplate riveted to the car.  They were made only in 1957 and appeared only in two sets, the #20340 and #20940.  Unlike the 1956 set, there was no vista dome car.
#960 Orange Stripe Columbus Combination Car
(Picture courtesy of Don Hasenzahl.)
961 Orange Stripe Jefferson Coach
(Picture courtesy of Don Hasenzahl.)
#963 Orange stripe Washington Observation Car
(Picture courtesy of Don Hasenzahl.)
These cars appeared only in two sets, the #20340 and #20940, both pulled by the #497 New Haven Alco PA.  Some sets included the 1956 cars with nameplates while others included the 1957 cars with stamped names.

The #20340 set also included 12 #26720 Curved Track, 4 #26700 Straight Track,  #26752 Remote Control Uncoupler,  #26690 Track Terminal,  and #22020 50-watt Transformer.  The #20940 set included the same, except for a 220V transformer in place of the #22020.
In the early years of 5-digit catalog numbers, cars and engines often came in boxes from unsold inventory with 5-digit numbers stamped on boxes previously stamped with the 3-digit number, even though the car inside bore the 3-digit number.  When there was no box in inventory, the 3-digit car or engine was put in a new box stamped with only the 5-digit number.

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