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2115WS Four Car Steam Freight Set

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History
Here's Lionel's premier O gauge outfit from 1946 -- the Berkshire freight and work train set. Besides a outfit box as large as a foot-locker, Lionel included several scarce items in the set. Items such as the rubber-stamped 3451 log dump car, two-tone 2420 searchlight caboose and a multi-colored, speckled 160 dump bin are usually found in this set. Being the premier outfit of the year, production quantity was certainly fewer than the less expensive catalogued sets -- which has made this a sought-after and desirable set in today's collectors market.

As most collectors know, locating any complete Lionel train set produced in the 1940's is generally a hard task. However, locating this top-of-the-line O gauge set is truely a rarity. This particular set was originally priced at $87.50 -- quite a heafty price back in 1946! Lionel subsequently reduced the price to $72.50 -- which was still expensive for the average American family.

Components:
Standard components of this set include:

  • 726 Steam locomotive
  • 2426WX Whistling Tender
  • 2458 Pennsylvania Automobile Box Car
  • 2460 Bucyrus Erie Crane Car
  • 3451 Log Dump Car
  • 2420 D. L. & W. Work Caboose with Searchlight
  • Plus: 0 gauge track, RCS track, smoke pellets and instruction booklets.
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