Posts Tagged ‘1955’

ATSF 55319; Class BX-186, 50′ Centered Single Plug Door Box Car; Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., 1955; Freight Car; December 1983

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

ATSF 55319; Class BX-186, 50′ Centered Single Plug Door Box Car; Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., 1955; Freight Car; December 1983
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Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: ATSF 55319; Class BX-186, 50′ Centered Single Plug Door Box Car; Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Co., 1955; Freight Car; December 1983
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01105
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

How much would a complete Lionel Train set 027 from 1955 be worth?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Question by chosen_isaiah61: How much would a complete Lionel Train set 027 from 1955 be worth?

Best answer:

Answer by legodaylight4449
Do you have any information on this set? The set could be 100 – 1,000 dollars. Also, the condition:

Good: Scratches, small dents, dirty.
Very Good: Few Scratches, exceptionally clean, no dents or rust.
Excellent: Minute scrathes or nicks, no dents or rust
Mint: Brand new, absolutely unmarred with no visible signs of handling, in original box.

Greenburg’s price guides have pricing information that would help you. A trip to your local hobby store or a local train show might also yield some answers. Since I don’t know what you have, I can’t help you.

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Could someone tell me how to operate a whistle tender on a Lionel train 1955?

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Question by Inquisitive One: Could someone tell me how to operate a whistle tender on a Lionel train 1955?
The engine light and smoke work fine, but when I hit the whistle button the train only speeds up but does not whistle. This is an “O” scale train. Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by Steven D
Sometimes you have to have the train sitting still for the whistle to work. Here’s a link to Lionel for more information:http://www.lionel.com/

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Trains on fire – Pennsylvania Railroad 1955 – “What in Blazes” – Historic Trains in America

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

A safety film produced by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1955 that discusses fighting fires on locomotives and teaches railroad employees about the type of fires they are likely to face and the equipment that is available to fight the fires. PRR diesel & electric locomotives feature throughout the film including some interesting trackside and in cab film of trains on fire. Many different locomotives of the PRR are seen including GG1’s. The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846. Commonly referred to as the “Pennsy”, the PRR was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the US throughout the first two-thirds of the twentieth century and was at one time the largest publicly traded corporation in the world. At its peak, it controlled about 10000 miles (16000 km) of rail line; in the 1920s it carried about three times the traffic (measured by ton-miles of freight) as other railroads of comparable length, such as Union Pacific or Santa Fe. The only rival was New York Central, which carried around three-quarters of PRR’s ton-miles.

Lionel Trains from 1948 and 1955

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Lionel Trains from 1948 and 1955
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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