#4613 New York Central Pullman Set
with Red Painted Long-Truck Pullman Heavyweights
Gilbert's #4613 set, made in 1946 and 1947, had the 322 Hudson locomotive and the rare long-truck painted Pullman cars.  I have the engine, but all my Pullmans are the short-truck variety.  If you don't look too closely, the #4613 looks a lot like my train below.
#652 coach, made in 1947 with white sans serif lettering.  In 1946 they had a wider-spaced serif font in silver.
This one is in quite good condition;  you are more likely to find them with windows loose and paint flaking.
(This is a picture I took in Scott Kugler's store, D&S Hobbies of Temecula, California.)

#653 Combination Car
#654 observation car, made in 1947 with white sans serif lettering.
(This is a picture I took in Scott Kugler's store, D&S Hobbies of Temecula, California.)
Detail of the back platform.
Warping of the early plastic frames commonly results in a sloping platform and
trucks that don't hold the tracks well.
(This is a picture I took in Scott Kugler's store, D&S Hobbies of Temecula, California.)

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