The Green-Striped Silver Rocket
I started this set in 2004 with the acquisition of two vista dome cars and the observation car.  In 2005, I added the two Alco diesel engines and Jefferson Coach.  The Columbus Combo and a third dome car followed in 2006.  These green-stripe cars were made in 1954 and 1955.
Here's my complete train on the red line of  the lower loop.
In 1954 the Rocket was sold as set #K5364W with three #962 dome cars and a #963 observation car.
That same train was sold in 1955 as set #110.
It was sold as set #2H346 in both 1954 and 1955.
In 1955 the Rocket was sold as set #5570H with the four different green-stripe cars.
It was also part of the #351 Dealer Display set in 1955.
Unsold inventory was sold as uncatalogued sets #20003 and #20270 in 1957.
I assembled a 4745 Alco engine set the same way I did the Santa Fe Chief.  I bought a batch of chasses and found a 475 shell to put on one of the dummy chasses.  I put on sideframes with couplers and a new set of horns.  Some new decals and an air vent will restore it to Very Good condition.
Here's the powered 474 engine that I bought to finish the set.
And here's the completed engine set.
#960 Columbus Combination Car.
#961 Jefferson Coach.
My first #962 Hamilton vista dome car.
My second #962 Hamilton vista dome car.
I had to get a third dome car to complete the set.
#963 Washington Observation Car.

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