|The Green-Striped Silver Rocket|
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
|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.
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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