Monday, June 21, 2010

TYCO C&FW "Pettycoat Junction" coach and baggage car...


...a neat find in that box lot I picked up last week.

No one really knows what the "C&FW" stood for, though it's interesting to note that the show's engineers were named Charley, Floyd and later Wendell. These were part of a 3 car set with a TYCO "Dixie Belle" Ten-Wheeler...

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2 comments:

Cristake said...

Fine cars - I also checked a little this mark, Tyco - and saw some Civil War trains made in the 60s... and thought to myself: "If I was American, I definitely would love that (rail) Civil War era".

Br'er Shaygetz said...

I grew up near several major battlefields---Antietam, Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry---haunting places all of them...the field for Picket's Charge is especially impressive...hard to grasp the idea of 15,000 men willingly marching over a mile in ranks through constant artillery fire on a hot July day.

Confederate Gap, a nearby railroad cut through the terrain is still there and used every day.