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In another thread today mentioned my Lionel diesel sets. I have showed these before but we do have some new guys
and I do not have anything else to show. I found pics of 3 of the sets. Could not find any of my repro Pony Express (UP). I will take some of the UP if sun ever comes out again.

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Return loops would be cool. I was looking at Gargraves track yesterday. Gargraves says
their Stainless Steel track is suitable for outside. One problem is not one of my trains could survive a fall from top of wall. It just could not happen.
 

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Mopac reposted some nice Lionel Flyer sets. I thought I could do one as well as the beginning of some posts of “cabooses with matching engines.” I posted pictures of this first one many months ago, but not its correct engine mate.
The NP 48711 Black/gold caboose was made in 1995 to match with The NP 48014 GP9, also made in 1995. They look good together, I bought them as a pair in 1995. The 48711 was done using the same mold design as Gilbert used.
In 2010 the 48161 Legacy U33C was made in black/gold. This engine and caboose see a lot of running time on my layout.
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The black/gold scheme does look good. Nice equipment.
The GP9 is one good looking locomotive.
 

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The GP9 was run a lot when I first got it. Worked well, never any issues with it.
Great color combination. As my screen name implies, I do like GP9's. As a kid I remember many black Illinois Central GP9's and that green triangle on the side.

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My contribution to the photo of the day. All cars are new straight from my display case. The pictures of the Railway Express and New York Central cars are a bit blurred but I got tired of taking picture of those two over and over so those will have to do. Don't know why I couldn't get them to come out better.

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Not part of my “engines with matching cabooses” series but here is a PRR GP9 I run on the layout. Some of the operational dust is visible on it.


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Nice Tom. Operational dust adds character.

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My photo of the day is what I have been working on. I now find my self out of the base cover screws. Does anybody have a PN and size? I thought I kept that information but for the life of me I cannot find it. Same screws fit the lantern cover too as I'm sure everybody knows. I've tried plenty of the suppliers but none give a description of the screw they show and so far I find they are using their PN. I thought the screw PN was S279 but not sure. There are a couple more I haven't gotten to on the bottom RH corner of the picture and one stray at the top in the LH corner.

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It is an S279.
It is an S279.
Thanks for that information regarding the screw. As bad as my memory is, I am surprised I remember that PN Tom. Also thanks for the kind words regarding my TOFC's. Some where I have 2 different numbers of the Monon American Flyer red and blue TOFC's and the loading/unloading ramp that goes with one of them. I suspect when I find the ramp I will find both of those cars too. I have got to get things cleaned up and organized.

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LOL, good luck on getting organized. Seems more stuff you get the harder to keep it all
straight. The flats with trailers are cool.
 

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I was about to say I posted pictures of the only two TOFC's I had, The PRR with the Erector trailers and the Christmas REA, Reindeer Express Agency. Then you reminded me of the original 23830 Piggyback Unloader and Car set that I have.
 
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