#20525 The 1959 Defender Freight Set

The #20525 Defender Freight Set was made in 1959,
largely as a marketing response to the surging interest in space and national defense.
(Pictures courtesy of
New England Toy & Train Exchange.)
#21234 Chesapeake & Ohio with long steps made in 1959-1960.
(Pictures courtesy of
John and Mary Ann Reeves.)
#24557 U. S. Navy flatcar with two TootsieToy jeeps made in 1959-1960.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
The very rare #25056 Operating Boxcar and Rocket Launcher Flatcar set made in 1959.
The original rocket was white plastic with a red tip.
(Photo courtesy of Don Hasenzahl.)
#24549 Erie Floodlight Car made in 1958-1966.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)
#24631 Radio-Equipped caboose made with knuckle couplers in 1959-1960.
(Photo courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

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