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I am almost afraid to post this. As I don't know the answer. :smokin:
I thought maybe some pictures might help you a little.

Do you know there are 5 different 551's that were made?
There was a coal and water tender 551.
The other 4 551's were oil tenders.
Maybe it was a 951A a wedge type coal tender.
There are more.

Want to view pictures?
Did you come across this site in your search?
http://marxtinplatetrains.com/marx_collection.htm

Note, this is one persons collection, I don't know if they made anymore.
 

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Well if you look a lot of those threads they might start off and end different but the original question was answered but then the thread took a side track. Some do go astray like you said, and I probably do it myself at times.:eek: But eventually I will get back on the main line again.
Others do, like you said.

That said I think your engine is number 391. 1938-1942
It was the same body style used for 396 and 397

A picture, Vehicle Transport Motor vehicle Mode of transport Locomotive


I found that here, http://www.ebay.com/gds/MARX-TIN-TRAIN-LOCOMOTIVE-IDENTIFICATION-GUIDE-/10000000009480012/g.html
check it out there are similar locomotives but with letters or other stuff different.
There is not much on sets there. But info on other Marx trains.


Now I think yours might have come with a 951a tender shown below.
The only reason I think that is because I found this for sale. It is your locomotive above right? It is shown with this tender. Now the question is did this tender come with this locomotive?
Vehicle Locomotive



Take a look at the listing there are more pictures there that you can enlarge.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAP...3080&item=221350133080&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466

Now this listing came from here, http://www.vintagetoysauctions.com/MarxTrain.html
They have a bunch of Marx trains there I did not look through the whole site maybe there is a tender listed there. I have limited time to be on the site right now or else I would have looked.

I can't seem to find a site for info on sets alone.
Maybe your set originally came with a tanker instead of the extra gondola car?
Maybe someone switched it, it seems odd to me that a set would come with 2 of the same car instead 1 of different cars.

They do sell the Marx ID book for trains you know?
Maybe they have info on the sets in there?
Maybe someone here has one and can look?

I will keep my eyes opened for Marx sets.
Have you found any sites listing sets so you can definitely see what came with your set?
 
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